Monday, February 8, 2016

Review: The Face in the Mountain by Magnifying Children's Horizons

Boma and his father are nature giants in Vomper Creek, located in the midst of mountains and meadows. Together, Boma and his father help the nature beings manage the natural world they all live in. When Boma’s father needs to sleep for a hundred years, it’s up to Boma to make sure everything in nature runs smoothly, and he is worried he won’t be able to remember everything his father taught him.
The Face in The Mountain will help your child discover the inner-workings of nature and recognize that everything in nature is inter- connected. It also shows the importance of developing character traits like confidence and responsibility.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 2 Stars

I really wanted to like this book because it looked beautiful, had a good message, and seemed like it would be a quick and pleasant read.

Well, it was quick and the art was lovely, but that was about it.

As it is, the prose was too much. It dragged the story on and made the going very dull. I tried reading it myself first before reading it to my son. He got bored with the amount of talking there was for the amount of pictures.

The story was good, but this book was stuck in a hard place. It felt too long to be a good picture book and much too short to be a good children's book. With a bit of development in either direction, I think this book could have been a lot better.

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