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Eumundi And Friends: Hot Air Ballooning: The Adventures Begin Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B00PBDMJXW
- Language : English
- File size : 7740 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 45 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,754,279 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is a picture book, intended for children aged between 7 and 9. I think that some younger children would enjoy the story as well, but I’d be careful not to encourage aspiring young hot air balloonists. I mean, if a mouse can take off in a hot air balloon, just imagine what a child could do?
Eumundi and her new friends Hammy and Julia set off – somewhat inadvertently – in a hot air balloon. It’s an adventure with, after plenty of excitement, a happy ending.
I read this on my Kindle Paperwhite which means that, unfortunately, I didn’t get to fully appreciate the coloured illustrations. The illustrations look wonderful on the Kindle application on my PC, but I’d be inclined to buy the paper version for a gift.
So far three Eumundi and Friends stories have been published, and more are on the way!
The story of Eumundi mouse and her first adventure is a treat to read and I can imagine my younger nieces and nephews cheering Eumundi on as she finds her way safely in and out of many more adventures.
Thank you to the authors for providing a colourful, easy to read book!
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Whilst waiting for the pilot, Eumundi suddenly realizes that the balloon has come untied! Up they go! Will Eumundi try to get them down? Oh no, she's ready for fun! Who do they find hiding in the picnic basket? How are they going to land when Eumundi finally says it is time. This book has a definite ending but is also left open for the next adventure.
This is a well written and illustrated book for independent readers or as a read aloud. It is written in Australian English so you will see the word "coloured" instead of "colored". The start of the storyline is not that original BUT it is still a fun book for youngsters to enjoy.
I first have to thank Stuart and Kristen Anner for putting in the first chapter the proper pronunciation for Eumundi. It's "You-MUN-Dee," in case you're interested. Believe me, when you start reading this book to your four year old, you want to have the pronunciations down immediately.
Now then, I have to say this is a rather charming story, just right for the target audience. There are parts where the humor is, well...here, let me give an example. One part is where Eumundi and Hammy (a friend) are trying to figure out how to get the hot air balloon to come back to earth. Eumundi says they need to let out some hot air, and, quote, "Hammy lets out some hot air of his own." Hilarity ensues as, well, P.U. Anyway, reasonable people may disagree, but my kid thought this was hilarious.
So for me, this is a solid kids book. This is not a picture book, in that it isn't lavishly illustrated, but the illustrations that are present are very well done and appropriate. I need to say that, more and more, I've come to appreciate children's stories where the words paint the pictures instead of being captions to a ton of illustrations. To be sure there can be a fine line, but if it's going to be crossed I'd rather it be crossed in favor of words than pictures.
A good book.
A delightful adventure story for children of all ages, beautifully illustrated.
The moral of this story seems to say, "Life is an adventure. Make the most of every opportunity!"
My grandkids and I eagerly look forward to the next Eumundi story.