Panther Dream: A Story of the African Rainforest

Weir, Bob

Published by Demco Media
ISBN 10: 0606059695 / ISBN 13: 9780606059695
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Synopsis: While hunting for food in the rain forest for his starving village, a young boy encounters a panther that teaches him how to conserve life in the rain forest. Includes audiocassette.

From School Library Journal: Kindergarten-Grade 5-- Lokuli, a young African boy, overhears his father express concern about their village's dwindling food supply. Lokuli enters the forbidden territory of the rainforest, observing numerous animals before he encounters a panther. They engage in a telepathic conversation, and the panther leads him to fresh meat. When his father sees the food the disobedient Lokuli has brought, his anger is forgotten. This product's proceeds will fund African rainforest reforestation projects. But worthiness does not equal excellence and this package by the Grateful Dead guitarist and his sister misses the mark on several counts. The detailed, realistic paintings are often static, even when depicting animals in motion. Many of the butterflies and birds are drawn too large, detracting from the accuracy of the facts worked into the story and lessening the usefulness of the key to the names of creatures. The contrived plot leads to an obvious conclusion, and the story, which shows initial promise in the descriptions of intriguing sights and sounds of the forest, meanders slowly. Even the narration on the accompanying tape does little to move things on; however, the second side, featuring an imaginative composition produced and performed by Weir, is lively and engaging. A mixed effort which, with the increased interest in all things environmental, may still hold interest for some children. --Ellen Fader, Westport Public Library, CT
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Title: Panther Dream: A Story of the African ...
Publisher: Demco Media
Binding: Turtleback
Book Condition: Good

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