Friday, June 7, 2013
Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet
I will give it to the authors and publishers...they are doing some good marketing of this and the other books in the series. There is a Website and a Book Trailer.
The premise is interesting. Gannon and Wyatt are twins and get to travel around with their parents. The story is told in alternating journal entries. I though it was pretty good - some good action, good suspense, information about Botswana, issues with poachers. Some of the book wasn't really believable...really sending the twins off to search for a wounded lioness with a poacher around...dangerous much. Kids won't care though. I think boys especially will like the books - they aren't too long and they were interesting.
I read an e-book version from Netgalley and I found that the placement of the illustration sometimes covered portions of the text.
I can give this a ribbet.