marco flamingo in the jungle / las aventuras de marco flamenco en la jungla

Summary:
Marco wants an adventure for his birthday. Everyone gave him wonderful gifts, but Elephant had the best gift of all - an invitation to visit him in the jungle. If only all of his friends could have as much fun as he is!
Educational Themes:
The illustrations introduce you to lots of animals who live in the jungle. Even though it lacks a sense of geography in the book itself, it does open the door to introduce kids to geography and the places where there are jungles.
Reading Level:
2.7
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 9
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is fun to read and young kids will enjoy acting out some of the playful antics that Marco enjoys with the animals he meets.
Little Kid Reaction
Review pending.
Big Kid Reaction
This is a cute story. Marco is a life-of-the-party kind of flamingo, up for any adventure. Spanish and English text are parallel on the page, making it easy to read both versions simultaneously. The illustrations are cute, but undercut the potential to educate kids about the world. For example, where is this jungle?
Pros:

Young readers and listeners will love hanging out with Marco. From laughing with hyenas to rolling in the "mud" with the hippos, the story begs kids to join in the fun.

Cons:

Marco refers to his "snow adventure" several times, so you may want to read that book first.


Title Marco Flamingo In The Jungle / Las Aventuras De Marco Flamenco En La Jungla
About

The Adventures of Marco Flamingo

Author Sheila Jarkins
Publisher Raven Tree Press © 2011
Illustrators Sheila Jarkins
ISBN 9781936299201
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Bilingual, Spanish, Animal Characters, Picture Book Series, Friendship
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