Spartan & The Green Egg by Nabila Khashoggi is a graphic novel for youngsters that will taken them on a trip to the rainforest. My almost four-year-old was mesmerized by the illustrations and was captivated by the story. While I feel the book is geared to kids a little older than mine (possibly 8-12), Miles was overjoyed while we read this book. We did read the story over several nights, and he was more than ready to find out about the green egg. Miles asked me several times if we could read “the green egg book,” so I was happy to oblige.
Spartan & the Green Egg starts off with a group of friends hanging out in their tree house checking out a book Spartan’s father purchased at an old book store. The book suggests they use their minds to make contact with aliens on other planets. With the use of visualization, the kids set out on their journey after making contact with the Green Egg into the rainforest.
On this journey, the children learn about an Indian tribe that lives in the rainforest and what it is like for the Indians living there, as well as the damage created when trees are chopped down and no one replaces them. With its vibrant illustrations by Manuel Cadag in a comic book style presentation, I have to say that we more than enjoyed Spartan & The Green Egg by Nabila Khashoggi. Children will learn the importance of replacing what we take from our universe, tap into their imaginations all while learning about an Indian tribe.
Spartan & The Green Egg will be in our library for a very long time. I know that Miles will be able to read and re-read this book for years to come and enjoy it more when he can read it himself.Powered by Sidelines