- File Size: 1154 KB
- Print Length: 140 pages
- Publisher: Fairytale Factory (February 15, 2014)
- Publication Date: February 15, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IHC3ZIC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #347,494 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This was a very enjoyable and informative read. Our 11 year old son made all the "right" choices the first time through so he was excited. We also learned a lot about the different animals and the Maasai etc.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from our house to yours!
First off, I should say that while some "Choose Your Own Adventure" books can be gimmicky, with more attention paid to the novelty of multiple story options than the actual story, characters or writing, this book does not fall in to that trap. The option of making choices that lead you through the book adds some novelty, and helps to engage the reader in the overall reading experience, but it is the actual adventure that really sustains interest.
Here, our hero is never named. Our hero is "you". This is emphasized by the narrator's use of the second person singular throughout the book. "You" do this and then "you" do that. When used properly, as it is here, I think this adds a detached tone and yet an immediacy, to any narrative. "You" are there, right now. You must make decisions.
"You" have been left behind in the middle of the Serengeti by your tour bus, and you have to survive and find your way to safety. At the end of each chapter you are presented with a choice between two options. POSSIBLE MILD SPOILERS. As a general rule one choice is a bit more sensible than the other. You can take the apparently safest course at each decision point, (i.e. always turn left at the corner of the maze), or the the riskiest course, (turn right), or you can mix it up.Read more ›
My first adventure went along at an easy pace and I reached safety without any problems. Ha! I thought I'd got it all worked out. Only...much much worse things lay in store. The hyenas, the balloon ( not good with heights), the poachers and worst of all being actually chased by a lion. And I'm useless at climbing trees. Still, following the good advice contained in this book, I survived!
I had so much fun learning about the animals and about Tanzania. Plus I will always remember the advice of the young Maasai boy that when a predator approaches, stay in a group, stick together. Predators try to isolate one person. For dinner. EEEK!
This book is a really fun way for kids, who don't live in lion country, to find out what to expect and how to cope in wild outdoor situations. Especially urban kids. A vivid and entertaining series of adventures, all chosen by the reader, so truly interactive.
Yet another highly enjoyable adventure!
The design built into this book is nicely done to complement the story - each chapter represents a choice made after the first. So, you do not have to worry about being in the middle of the action and having to stop, think, choose, and then figure out where you were. (I've run across a few of those in the paper editions when I was younger - much less enjoyable!) This one, you choose, the action happens, and then you get to choose again from the results.
There is a limited amount of character building, since "you", the reader, are the main character. An intriguing way of bringing the story up close and personal. Along the way there is a large amount of information stuffed into each encounter, which gives the overall story the same depth and interesting texture you would expect from a heavily character driven book with well developed, complex characters.
For the world building - umm... where to start? Fantastic isn't strong enough, but I don't know anything stronger that doesn't get into hyperbole. Reading through this, I could almost smell the grass (which wasn't described - just the way it looked), feel the heat, taste the dust, hear the sounds, see the animals off in the distance, and know that what ever I decided could mean a grisly death if it wasn't the right one. Definitely an immersive experience for this vivid imaginer, and I'm sure it's not too much less for someone able to stay that one step removed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great fun, lots of twists and turns and choices that mean you have to think carefully about how to survive in the African wilds.Published 16 days ago by Brokensea
This was a fun book full of adventure. I started on a safari but was accidentally left behind. From that point on there are decisions to make and some of them were difficult. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Darbat
Brings me back to the days of my youth. I used to love these choose your own adventure books. I went into this story will nostalgia and while this sort of reading is less mature... Read morePublished 8 months ago by David Revilla
It was a very interesting book and I liked the scene setting, it was awesome. Grace (age 9)Published 13 months ago by Angela Davis
This book is an interactive adventure for children age ten and above. The setting is Serengeti National Park. A young boy traveling in a Land Rover on safari is our protagonist. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Barbara Mojica
I’m really enjoying these choose your own path books. This one is an awesome adventure set on a safari in Africa with the reader becoming stranded and making the right choice is... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Don
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