Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial. I love books that have a moral to the story. I also love beautifully illustrated children's books. The Otter, The Spotted Frog, & The Great Flood is both.
When Spotted Frog tells of a great flood that is about to destroy their homes, all of the animals ignore his warnings, except Listener the Otter. Ridiculed by the other animals, Listener heeds Spotted Frog’s predictions and begins to build a raft to try and survive the impending disaster. But will his efforts be enough?
This charming children’s book warns us to listen to the wisdom of nature and the environment. Based on a traditional story from the Creek Indians of northern Florida and Georgia, The Otter, the Spotted Frog & the Great Flood is retold by award-winning author and storyteller Gerald Hausman, and is brought to life by the powerful images of Ramon Shiloh.
This universal tale is full of traditional Native American wisdom which seems even more farsighted in our own day and age, with the conditions of global warming and other environmental threats that confront us more and more.
There were mixed feelings on the story in our home. Kaylee and I enjoyed it. Brian and Zoë did not. I think when Zoë is a few years older, she'll be more likely to enjoy it. The story is a bit complex for younger children.
I really liked the style of the illustrations. They gave the story a lot of character, and really make it feel like a Native American story. Kaylee loves to look through the book at the images.
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