Official Review: The Hugonauts - Animals of Africa

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Official Review: The Hugonauts - Animals of Africa

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Hugonauts - Animals of Africa" by mark morris.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Follow the exploring adventures of Hugo, Boobie Bird, and Iggy Iguana in The Hugonauts - Animals of Africa by Mark Morris. Young readers will learn interesting facts about different animals from Africa, including lions, giraffes, hippos, ostriches, meerkats, cheetahs, mandrills, marine iguanas, and blue-footed booby birds. Children will also enjoy searching for the "hidden Hugo" in a variety of scenes. The book is one of four in the Amazing Animal Adventures, and $1 from the sale of each book goes to various wildlife charities, such as Born Free Foundation and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

The 30-page children's book is educational, engaging, and entertaining. Hugo is an inquisitive boy who travels to Africa with his animal sidekicks in a transport called The Beagle. Young readers will discover new facts about animal characters with fun names, including Hakima Hippopotamus, ChaCha Cheetah, and Osumare Mandrill. For instance, although cheetahs purr loudly, they don't roar. While ostriches are the largest bird, they are unable to fly.

Simon Swingler is the illustrator, and I especially like the way he captures the personalities of the animals. I'm not alone in my opinion; I happened to be reading the story when my 9-year-old grandson called to video chat, and his enjoyment was evident by his giggles. He laughed out loud at the illustration of Jahi Giraffe and her extra-long tongue. The mob of meerkats was my favorite.

The book is professionally edited, and my only suggestion for improvement would be to rework some of the wording in the story. Although somewhat common in children's books, the attempt to consistently rhyme sometimes seems forced and slightly awkward. However, this is a minor issue in an otherwise delightful story.

Therefore, it is my pleasure to rate The Hugonauts - Animals of Africa 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend the fun read-aloud story to children through the age of 10, and parents, teachers, and grandparents.

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I love animal stories with beautiful illustrations. I also like the fact that this book is both fun and educational. I believe that I would like the cheetah character most.
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This sounds like a fun yet informative book for children. Learning about different animals and their unique characteristics. Good job with the review!
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Appears to me like a pretty good book to expound perspectives on animal life and would sure serve growing young ones well as they learn about the world. Nice review.

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Sounds like a very educative and fun to read book for children. Thanks for your honest review.

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Josephe-Anne wrote:
28 Sep 2020, 00:31
I love animal stories with beautiful illustrations. I also like the fact that this book is both fun and educational. I believe that I would like the cheetah character most.
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Thank you for another excellent review!
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ChaCha Cheetah is fun! Thanks for your comment.

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Nqobile771 wrote:
28 Sep 2020, 00:37
This sounds like a fun yet informative book for children. Learning about different animals and their unique characteristics. Good job with the review!
Thank you! :tiphat:

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Tjbarn86 wrote:
28 Sep 2020, 02:37
Appears to me like a pretty good book to expound perspectives on animal life and would sure serve growing young ones well as they learn about the world. Nice review.
Thanks for your comment.

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Joan642 wrote:
28 Sep 2020, 03:45
Sounds like a very educative and fun to read book for children. Thanks for your honest review.
Thank you!

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I know some people on my Christmas list who would really enjoy this book. They love anything that has animals in it. Thank you for this review.
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Bertha Jackson wrote:
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I know some people on my Christmas list who would really enjoy this book. They love anything that has animals in it. Thank you for this review.
Thank you, Bertha.

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I know some people who would really enjoy this book just by the summary of it and because it has animals in it , And I know parents love reading books about animals to their kids or love hearing their kids reading books about animals. Thank you for this opportunity to review this book .☺️

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Thanks for a great review, and especially for giving it the child-audience stamp of approval! I like your descriptions of the illustrations especially.

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