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5.0 out of 5 stars Akimbo Helps Save All the Animals, 29 May 2008
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This review is from: Akimbo and the Lions (Hardcover)
Although this book is described as being for the 4-8 year-old group, it seemed to me more like a 7-9 year-old book.

I was attracted to the book by realizing that the various animal-related stories that Alexander McCall Smith includes in his No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books were among my favorite parts of those books. It occurred to me that the Akimbo books might have such stories in them.

Well, not quite . . . but the series is full of Akimbo learning about wild animals, the threats to animals from people, and deals with the problems through Akimbo's brave deeds. Children like to see themselves playing important roles in the world, and Akimbo and the Lions is very good for appealing to that desire.

Akimbo's father works as a ranger at a game preserve in Africa where some near-by farmers have been losing cattle to lions. Akimbo's father is asked to do something and goes to trap the lion. The results end up differently than expected and Akimbo learns a lot about the challenges of balancing domestic and wild animals in the same areas. The story is a heart-warming one that both boys and girls will enjoy.

The book is nicely illustrated which adds to the realism of the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book, 3 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Akimbo and the Lions (Paperback)
This book was fantastic. I read it to my 5yr old and he loved it! We are now collecting the other Akimbo books. The stories weren't too long so was a good book for bedtime. They also had you looking forward to bedtime for the next part of the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, good delivery speed, 17 April 2012
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Great book; my 5 1/2 year old loved this, as did I. Be prepared with tissues at the end though! Bought 2nd hand via marketplace seller & book was in very good condition as described by seller and arrived promptly.
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