I fell in love with this book on the first page! It reminds me of Charlotte's Web and A Tale of Despereaux. Flora is wonderfully plucky and ready to face danger. Even more admirable is the way that she is open and friendly to everyone, even if they give her reason not to be. These friends become important as the story continues. This is a story about the value of working together and inspiring others to hang in even when times get though. The illustrations throughout do a great job at capturing the big personalities in the book.
The Adventures of a South Pole Pig: A novel of snow and courage by Chris Kurtz
Tags: Adventure, Animals, Friendship