Saturday, November 28, 2015

Review: Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House #6) by Mary Pope Osborne


SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS:
Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!
Vampire bats and killer ants?
That's what Jack and Annie are about to run into when the Magic Tree House whisks them away to the Amazon River. It's not long before they get hopelessly lost. Will they be able to find their way back to the tree house? Or are Jack and Annie stuck forever in the rain forest?
Visit the Magic Tree House website!
MagicTreeHouse.com


MY TAKE:
I wasn't too happy with the Night of the Ninjas book, but I decided to give this book a chance since I think the series could be great.

In Afternoon on the Amazon, Jack and Annie head to the Amazon to find the next item that help save Morgan.

After reading Night of the Ninjas, I was a little wary about trusting all the information found here. Everything seems okay, though, even if it's not very detailed. At the very least, it's a good way to pique children's curiosity about the Amazon.

As for Jack and Annie's adventure, it was actually okay. There was always something going on, and the kids got to see a few animals and insects, albeit most of them were a bit scary. From the previous books, I know that Annie has a way with animals, but here, there was at least one instance when I thought that the way she was able to communicate with the animals was almost magical.

THE GOOD:

  1. It can encourage kids to learn more about the Amazon.
  2. It's an easy read for young readers.
  3. It can encourage discussion between kids and parents. 

THE BAD:

  1. Some kids may find the Amazon's animals a little scary based on their depiction here. 

READ IT IF:

  1. Your child likes animals.
  2. Your child is interested in learning about the Amazon.
  3. Your child liked the first books in the series. 

RATING:
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