Jamie's Journey: The Savannah
Written by Susan Ebbers, Illustrated by Cory Godbey
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As he hides from the hail in his marvelous dome
an elephant suddenly enters his home.
He's only a baby, not even one year.
Feeling lost and alone, he's quaking with fear.
In this beautifully illustrated story a boy follows his dream, using nothing but imagination and a marvelous morphing mat to brave the ocean, see the savannah, and make friends with an African elephant. The message? Read to awaken your dreams. Imagine, and make it happen.
"Not only does this adventure book encourage young children to read, to imagine, to dream, and to have hope, it also encourages them to embrace bedtime. This is the perfect book for bedtime or anytime."
"This is a thoroughly engaging book! The rhyming scheme lends itself to a great read-aloud, and the story introduces many concepts that can be further explored in discussion between adults and children. The messages of the power of imagination and importance of future goals are clear and inspiring. The illustrations are a beautiful accompaniment."
"This stunningly beautiful book can succeed on its gorgeous looks along, but there is so much more to it: bits of astronomy (dawn, dusk, sun rises east to west, viewing Jupiter, Venus and Mars, etc.), geography (the savannah, Africa, etc.), and the deep love for books that is engrained in one bright and delightfully-imaginative young lad as we follow his adventures to Africa on his marvelous mat."