Jungle Jamboree: A must read

Jungle Jamboree is a beautiful book! Recently I came across it at a local bookshop. I was immediately drawn the front cover and the vibrant illustrations! But when I read it, I realised that the importance of the story reflected the beauty of the illustrations.

Jungle Jamboree by Jo Empson

What is Jungle Jamboree about?

It is set in a jungle, where we meet lots of animals. From leopards, to lions to hippos. Each of them decides that they can’t be crowned the most beautiful in the forest. The hippo thinks his bottom is too big, the leopard thinks he is too spotty etc.

A sneak peek into Jungle Jamboree

So, they decide to find things in the forest to make themselves ‘more beautiful.’ But will these make them more beautiful or feel better inside?

Jungle Jamboree: A book that challenges the idea of beauty and encourages self-acceptance

Without giving away too much, this story will help children to understand natural ‘beauty.’ I would have liked a little bit more of a focus on their internal beauty. But it is an enjoyable read, with breathtaking illustrations and use of colour. It will make children laugh too!

Another look inside the book

If you have enjoyed reading this review

Please take a look at some of my other posts and booklists. For example, The Tale of the Whale, Bedtime Stories or my World Book Day booklist. Or if you are looking to send me review copies, please take a look at my review policy.

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