Beverley grew up in Borneo and had close encounters with many wild animals. To listen to her talk of them is both fascinating and informative and we are glad she has decided to put pen to paper. These books are for the very young, from 3-5 years. There isn't a lot of text but it is succinct and fun to read and recite.
One can imagine reading the text along with hand movements and facial expressions, such as 'Slowly, silently, slow loris is never in a hurry'. Then get the children to act it out with you. Crawl, stomp, roll and recite.
We have seen and read many children's books on animals and are absolutely thrilled with this new Borneo Animal series written by Beverley Hon and illustrated by Lim Lay Koon.
Firstly, these are animals which are found in our backyard, so to speak. Secondly, the books are beautifully written and thirdly, the illustrations are just right. We start with three books in the series: the binturong or bear cat, the tapir and the slow loris.
We expect three more titles to be added later this year including the pangolin and the orangutan with more to come. If you want to make sure an animal is not missed out, just put it down in the comments below.
Note: these books are printed entirely on thick card and sewn in the centre, with wraparound cover. They are in a good square size, making them friendly for both children and the adults reading to them.