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A Boy and a Jaguar Hardcover – May 6, 2014
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The illustrations are quite lovely and striking. I love the author's use of space on the pages for some of the words to really hit at the meaning of his words. I would love to watch a video of the author reading the book, it would be so awesome. I did find some You Tube videos the author has done, he really is a fascinating guy.
Overall, I HIGHLY recommend. Especially to anyone who stutters or works with people who stutter.
*Please note that although I often review items at discounts in exchange for honest reviews, I bought this for FULL price and just wanted to share my experience and recommend.
The drawings in this book are at times charming, as when young Alan sings to his pets or speaks to the jaguar in the zoo, but also painful, such as Alan's medical exams and the image of a hunter riding away on his horse, a dead jaguar thrown over the horse's back. The latter might upset some children, but the image should be balanced out by the images of jaguars running free in their new preserve.
This was a perfect choice for the Schneider Family Book Award. I'd even consider purchasing this for my personal collection!
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