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 Mystery of the Lake, the island's children go swimming in the lake and encounter a strange-looking creature that fills them with dread. Barnaby solves the mystery, proving the "monster" is just a figment of their imaginations.
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"This story is the very thing imaginative thinking for children is all about. Wonderfully illustrated and masterfully created in rhyme."
"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."
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Grade 3 student
"The story was exciting, the rhyme was really good, it was funny and I want to read more."
Grade 5 student
"The Jungle of Utt series is fun, entertaining and engaging and the poetry is marvelous."
Public School Teacher
"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
"The books are exciting and interesting. When you start a book, it is difficult to put down"
Grade 5 student
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My three-year-old daughter loves this series! Although the books skew a little older, she loves the rhyme and the vivid illustrations.