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*Adventure in Africa (Incredible Journey Books)* by Connie Lee Berry

 
Also by Connie Lee Berry:

Treasure in Tahiti (Incredible Journey Books)

Pirates in Paradise (Incredible Journey Books)

A Criminal in the Caymans (Incredible Journey Books)
Adventure in Africa (Incredible Journey Books)
by Connie Lee Berry
Ages 7-9 85 pages Kid's Fun Press December 2007 Paperback    
Adventure in Africa is written for children aged between 7 and 9 and may just be my favorite book in the Incredible Journey Series. In this book the two main characters. Max and Sam, are taken to an African Safari camp. Even with all the care taken by the staff to ensure the safety and comfort of the camp, things do go awry and the two brothers find themselves rescuing an elephant and their tour guide, while braving the native wildlife and habitat of Africa.

Adventure in Africa is one of four books in this series of fluent readers paperback travel adventure books by Connie Lee Berry. The font is quite large and there are roughly a dozen maps, images and illustrations in the book, which will appeal to younger readers. As an extra bonus, the back of the book lists some activities for children to do.

The animal photos were exciting, especially when the boys were able to ride an elephant! However, the imagery in the book an on the cover are very homey they look like regular photos of family vacations that were slightly enhanced with a program like Photoshop. A large, interactive companion website (www.ijbooks.com) allows readers to join in activities, contests and a club.

I could find no information regarding the many eco-printing options available to publishers today, such as using vegetable inks, recycled content or carbon off-settings. However, the price of the book would offset these concerns at only 3.95$ (US) Adventure in Africa is a bargain.
 
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