Catching the Wild Waiyuuzee.
This wonderfully written book will entertain preschoolers with a dose of imagination combined with fun and adventure. Young audiences will find themselves drawn in immediately, from the first page of the book, as the wild Waiyuuzee runs deep into the mango grove. As the story unfolds, readers learn that the Waiyuuzee is on the run from the Shemama. The chase begins--through a jungle and an iguana cave--until finally the Shemama finally catches our hero.
This quick-paced story is appropriate for storytime (older preschoolers) as it presents a textthat is lyrical and descriptive. You will sound like a storyteller whether you realize it or not. Bold colors of green, yellow and red compliment the text, and illustrator Mike Reed does a delightful job of depicting images of jungle lifeon a level that children will enjoy. He uses challenging images, which encourage children to stretch their imaginations. Garcia-Williams tells a simple story while successfully giving audiences a balance of suspense and surprise. If you have a child who has ever tried to avoid taking a bath, or having their hair combed or braided this title will entertain, and intrigue--and you and your child will want to read it over and over again.
Yolanda Bolden is a freelance writer in Winston-Salem, NC.
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|Publication:||Black Issues Book Review|
|Article Type:||Book Review|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2000|
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