4 out of 4 stars
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A Giant Below by Danny P. Anderson is a children’s book about the importance of cooperation, teamwork, and acceptance. The author explores various themes through this illustrated novel, allowing young readers to think about the significance of helping others. Through his simple, casual, and vivid style, the writer engages children in the story.
The main character in this story is a young elephant, who is left alone in this world after his mother is killed by cruel poachers. Some ants see the baby elephant and feel sorry for him, thinking that he will be killed by the large cats of the area. So, the ants decide to dig a tunnel to hide the elephant from poachers, while they also work tirelessly to give his food. The baby elephant gradually grew, and he was safe inside the tunnel dug by the ants. One day, an anteater attacked the ants’ nest and the ants were in grave danger. How will the elephant help?
This story contained many characteristics of a successful children’s book. More precisely, the writer used effective linguistic techniques to create emotion and drama in the text, making this book engaging and interesting. Also, I like the logical and cohesive structure of the novel, which allows young readers to follow along with the simple storyline. This book was also professionally edited, as I encountered no errors in it. What I liked most about this book was that it was filled with wonderful illustrations, which added depth and vividness to the story. Therefore, there was nothing I disliked about this novel.
This book will be enjoyed more by readers in lower elementary school who like books about animals. Parents might also wish to read this book to their children as a bedtime story. Readers of all religions can appreciate this story.
To conclude, I offer this book a perfect rating of 4 out of 4 stars. This is because it was impeccably edited, logically structured, and creatively illustrated.
A Giant Below
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