Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Children's Book Review: Pig Kahuna
Written and illustrated by: Jennifer Sattler
Published by: Bloomsbury, 2011
Fergus and his little brother, Dink, love collecting the things that wash up on the beach, especially if it means that Fergus doesn't actually have to go in the water. Then one day, they spy the greatest treasure of all-an abandoned surfboard. When no one comes to claim it, they make it the star of their collection and name it "Dave." But when Dave accidentally (on purpose?) gets cast back into the ocean, can Fergus find the courage to rescue him?
Whimsically brought to life with Jennifer Sattler's bright, comedic style, here's a story about bravery and brotherhood that little kahunas (and their parents) are sure to love.
* My kids could relate somewhat to this book. We have just recently watched the movie Soul Surfer, so they are familiar with surfing. Plus, they are familiar with treasure hunting at the beach. My parents own a house in Rhode Island right near the beach and the kids have collected many rocks and not so many shells. In this story Fergus and Dink are collecting treasures at the beach when a surfboard washes up on the sand. They name it Dave and play with it. Fergus overcomes his fear of the water, when he goes out to save Dave, after Dink set him "wild and free." The kids enjoyed this book, but I think they enjoyed saying the title even more. For some reason, they thought "Pig Kahuna" sounded hilarious. Overall, this was a cute summer read.
Family Rating: 1 thumb up.