on 9 December 2012
I loved all these books when I was young (bit strange for a girl to like them maybe? Maybe not) so I was pleased when my son brought one home from his primary school library. I had no idea that Willard Price was so prolific though - I think I only read perhaps five of his books when I was young and thought then that I'd worked my way through his entire catalogue. Thanks to Amazon, I now know that in fact if there's an animal in the jungle that Willard HASN'T written a book about, it must be feeling miffed. Slow Loris Adventure anyone? Whatever, my son is very happy to have such a rich source of reading matter and is happily working his way through them all. Beware: some of the language is decidely non-PC and could be deemed offensive. It's up to you to decide whether or not your child can identify anything inappropriate, also whether it will spoil his/her enjoyment of these stories.
on 24 February 2014
Wonderfully dated, especially interesting to notice the difference between views on conservation and ecology in the 60s and today, but still a rip roaring read, with a great love of both adventure and animals and brilliant for getting my somewhat reluctant reader 11 year old into enthusiasm for reading - he can't put it down
on 16 February 2012
I have not read this book yet but, I have read African adventure and could not put it down and ending reading it ALL night. This books are addictive , but are amazing and you feel at one with the characters, I love it and love it and love it. I REALLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE WHO LOVES A GREAT READ.