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Shipwrecked on the Island of Skree (The Jungle of Utt Series)
     

Shipwrecked on the Island of Skree (The Jungle of Utt Series)

by Cameron Thomas
 
The Jungle of Utt is a beautifully illustrated series of books all written in rhyme for the young and young at heart.

The stories tell of a young adventurer named Barnaby who, while sailing one day on the Sassaway Sea, got lost in a storm and is shipwrecked on the mystical Island of Skree. On the island Barnaby meets many wonderful animal friends who are different

Overview

The Jungle of Utt is a beautifully illustrated series of books all written in rhyme for the young and young at heart.

The stories tell of a young adventurer named Barnaby who, while sailing one day on the Sassaway Sea, got lost in a storm and is shipwrecked on the mystical Island of Skree. On the island Barnaby meets many wonderful animal friends who are different and new, and some who are peculiar too. We learn of the things they build and the exciting adventures they share together.

In Shipwrecked on the Island of Skree, Barnaby lands on the island and encounters a peculiar group of animal friends. Barnaby stays in the Jungle of Utt, becoming the quirky citizens' first mayor.

Editorial Reviews

Accent Alliance Ohio
"Targeted for armchair adventures ages 4 - 9. Concepts such as community pride, forging friendships and establishing values delightfully resonate through the rhyme and rhythm of the text. The hand-painted artwork is rendered in vibrant watercolor."
Bookviews
"The wild and unique Island of Skree jumps out at the reader with its color and inhabitants. These adventures are sure to be a hit."
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Cape Cod Times
"Written in rhyme with dramatic, colorful illustrations [Shipwrecked on Skree] is a great way to learn while having fun."
Green Bay Press-Gazette
"Magical journeys and adventures are yours to be read."
Hartford Courant
"Thumbs up! Books real kids love to read."
Imperial Valley Express
"The Jungle of Utt series is beneficial and fun for children. The magical world of Skree expands the imagination."
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Thomas's rhymed stories about a friendly community of animals on the Island of Skree are nothing but book versions of cheap Saturday cartoons from the 1960s. Krystoforski's depictions are stiff and literal. Done in difficult-to-see black ink against a grape-colored background, even the maps on the endpapers are bland. The author's rhyme struggles, as with his sole use of "but" to couple with the jungle's name. In Shipwrecked, a man describes how a storm tosses him onto the island where he meets two llamas that give him a tour and introduce Utt's residents. Inexplicably, he is asked to be mayor of the jungle. In Mystery, several youngsters discover what they perceive to be a scary monster and it is up to the mayor to investigate. This book has the advantage of better rhyme and more action, but a predictable ending keeps it in the minor leagues.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780921800019
Publisher:
MGT Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Series:
The Jungle of Utt series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

What People are Saying About This

Charlie Launder
"This story is the very thing imaginative thinking for children is all about. Wonderfully illustrated and masterfully created in rhyme. A good story and a good teacher are a wonderful combination; the educational possibilities are endless and exciting. The Jungle of Utt would be a welcome addition to a school library."
School Principal, Larkspur Public School
Lindsay MacKinlay
"The Jungle of Utt stories are constructive and positive, they illicit vocabulary development and imaginative thinking. The illustrations are superb and the rhyming component provides a musical rhythm children love."
Private Schoolteacher
Andrea Glassman
"As a Language Arts teacher, I have found great educational value in The Jungle of Utt books. I appreciate the fact that the stories taught the children that being different from one another doesn�t mean that they can�t be friends and get along."
Language Arts Teacher
Amy
"The Jungle of Utt stories are wonderful, it deserves a place in my heart, that's where it is now."
Grade 3 student
Lynda Irwin
"My grade two class thoroughly enjoyed the adventures of the shipwrecked captain who landed on the Island of Skree. As I read the story to the children their interest increased as they were drawn into the adventure of a storm, a shipwreck and a jungle full of colorful talking animals."
Teacher grade 2
Nicole Minaki
"The Jungle of Utt series is fun, entertaining and engaging and the poetry is marvelous. The grade 3's at our school enjoyed the friendliness of the characters and the helpful way they interacted with each other. The illustrations are excellent and very much contribute to the mood of the story."
Linda Nimigon, Devika William, Ila Mistry: Public School Teachers, Grade 3
Mavis Himes
"As a psychologist working with children, it is a pleasure to encounter stories for children in which there is a strong sense of community, friendship and wholesome values."
PH.D., Child Psychologist
Abbie
"The books are exciting and interesting. When you start a book, it is difficult to put down."
Grade 5 student

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