My children love to explore nature. They love to find critters in their natural environments and explore how they live. One of their favourite places to explore are the tidal pools at the beach. They are usually teaming with life and we spend a lot of time exploring each animals habitat.
“Super-Duper Monty” is the tells the tale of Monty an adorable little green frog who lives in the pond with his family and friends. Monty loves nothing more than to hop, leap and jump, so much that everyone calls Leapfrog. What happens when Monty jumps a little to far and into trouble?
“Super-Duper Monty” by Gita V. Reddy is a story about compassion and the importance of a natural habitat for animals. It also has an underlying message about being aware of your surroundings, even when you are having fun!
When Monty is having fun, leaving here and there, he is only focused on one thing…having fun. He isn’t paying attention to the world around him and soon finds himself lost and in trouble. This is an important lesson for our children to learn about paying attention to the things around them even as they are playing. I try to teach my children to be aware of dangers around them when they are playing.
When my daughter was in kindergarten she learned about the life cycle of a frog, so she was excited to share her knowledge with her brother. Then with the help of the story of “Super-Duper Monty” we learned what type of environment a frog needs to survive. We live near some wet areas so from time to time little frogs will work their way up to the property. The kids often want to “save” them and keep them as pets. I have tried to explain to them that we aren’t equipped to properly take care of them. Now they understand that a frog needs to live in nature and not a house.
“Super-Duper Monty” also teaches us about compassion for others. When the boys find Monty and put him in a box, they don’t take the time to learn about what Monty needs to survive. When they discover that their actions have caused Monty harm, they do what they can to return him to his natural habitat.
The illustrations are wonderful, bright and full colour. As we read this on our kindle app, my children loved how the text was on the same page as each image.
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*Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “Super-Duper Monty” in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.