From Ana Isabel Ordonez we have two new volumes in her funny and instructive Children's Book Series. From the original story of life as captive in a zoo and a brave escape to the Musical Forest, after further heroic and funny sets of adventures, we go happily to Volume VII, Aye Aye and Euricoty go to Space (Ruby Flower Books).
Like all the books in the series the latest has a whimsical and enchanted aura about it, in no small part thanks to the hand crafted primal artwork Ana has created for the story, with a freshness and candor that will doubtless appeal to young audiences. And so too the story line is typical of the series. Imaginative and luxuriously offbeat humor and dramatic chutzpa join together with didactic science education.
Essentially the story of Aye Aye and Euricoty go to Space is about an unplanned cosmic journey that results when Aye Aye and her sidekick the cockroach friend and companion Euricoty wander unwittingly into a spaceship and find themselves blasted off and outward bond into the nether regions of space.
As they travel boundlessly outwards the readers learn some important facts about our universe, its extent and the state-of-the-art of scientific thinking on astronomy and astrophysics. A goodly amount of information is woven into the tale and the humor and whimsicality at the same time will enliven and enchant the info and allow children to laugh, be entertained and be edified. Those initiated thus far into the entire series will happily follow the story as it takes a very imaginative and unexpected path. On the other hand those who are new to the Aye Aye saga will no doubt jump right in with no loss of meaning.
The other volume in the series that is now available is the 8th: Fedor, the Tsunami and Cinico Forest. This one moves ahead to Fedor's encounter with the Tsunami and his wave riding departure to the Cinico Forest. Like the other volumes it has whimsical and disarming humor that will certainly appeal, and in this instance the importance of protecting endangered species is the moral of the tale, something all eco-planetary minded parents will appreciate as part of their children's didactical education.
And in the end the most compelling reason why these books will be good for your kids is that they do NOT talk down to them. They assume the kid reader is smart enough to understand a good story and the scientific and natural awareness that each tale imparts. I recommend you try these and get your kid interested in lifetime learning! Amen to that! This is one-of-a-kind fare that any intelligent child will embrace. These new volumes and the entire series is available on Amazon.