Trip to The Rainforest (1, Spartan and the Green Egg Series) by Nabila Khashoggi

BOOK INFORMATION

 

Spartan and the Green Egg, Book 1: A Trip to the Rainforest

 

Spartan & The Green Egg Book 1 Trip to The Rainforest

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 51081 KB
  • Print Length: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Full Cycle Publications; 1 edition (1 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CZD6B3K

Book Description

Spartan, his three friends, and his dog, Grimm, as they travel the Universe. The mission of this talented team is to gain and share knowledge of their amazing discoveries. With the power of their minds, they made contact with a race of alien explorers, who communicate with them via an egg-shaped spaceship that is itself an organic alien being. Their expeditions are made even more exciting through the use of new technology and cool gadgets, provided by their new friend, who goes by the name of Egg.

In Book 1, A Trip to the Rainforest, the team’s introduction to the rainforest and all its wonders is made even more fun by the company of two native Amazonian Indians. Their extraordinary visit is not without a few close calls. After an eye-opening experience with a mysterious Shaman, their own troubles seem to pale in comparison to what they learn. The rainforest is in danger of vanishing, and all its creatures and plant life are at risk of extinction. With the help of the Green Egg’s out-of-this-world technology, the team is able to put a big dent into the path of destruction and re-new hope for the survival of the rainforest.

(this information was obtained from https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18620261-spartan-and-the-green-egg?ac=1)

About the author

Mother, entrepreneur, author, and actress Nabila Khashoggi is the founder of NABILA K, a lifestyle line of luxury skin care, home ambiance and personal products. She wrote the children’s comic book series Spartan and the Green Egg with the intention of introducing kids to environmental and cultural themes around the world. She lives in New York with her family and has two sons.

Reviews

Star Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

This Book was sent to me by the Author following a request I made to her for it before reading the next Book in the Series which I found out about via Bostick Communications.

What I Liked about this book

This was the first Comic Book/Graphic Novel that I have ever read &  loved it  which is why I read it in a couple of hours. It is for these reasons that I gave it 5 stars out of 5.

The Illustration’s in the Book were fantastic and kept me engaged in the story.

The book started with a young boy telling his friend about a book that he’d read, followed them through what they did to summon the alien egg to their trip to the Amazon. Then once they were in the Amazon it educated you about how to care for the environment (plants and trees) as well as the beliefs of the an Amazonian Indian Tribe.

Final Thoughts

I will not only recommend this book to other people but I will also be using it with my son when I am homeschooling him when we study the Amazon.

BOOK 2 An Adventure to the reefs of Mindoro Island

Book Synopsis

 brungs - khashoggi  Spartan and the Green Egg Takes an Adventure to the Reefs of Mindoro Island

  NEW YORK – Nabila Khashoggi has continued her series with a second book – Spartan and the Green Egg Book  2: The Reefs of     Mindoro Island. Young readers will enjoy another world exposition to the South China Sea  with Spartan and his three close friends along     with the friendly alien spaceship – Egg.

  In Book 2 The Reefs of Mindoro Island, the team of explorers visits Mindoro, the seventh-largest island in the  Philippine archipelago     where thousands of miles of precious coral reefs, abundant with wildlife, are in danger.

  Spartan and his friends face a challenging mission; to stop some reckless and avaricious fishermen from blowing up  the very fragile coral   reefs with explosives. They befriend a brave young girl from the traditional Iraya Mangyan tribe,  and are presented  with an obstacle: in   order to save paradise, they must take a huge risk.

 The beautifully illustrated book by Manual Cadag, brings a comic book feel with brightly colored drawings of the coral reefs. Author Khashoggi continues her theme of environmental concern with an easy-to-understand story that will delight and educate children ages 5 to10.

About The Book:
Spartan and the Green Egg, Book 2, the Reefs of Mindoro Island by Nabila Khashoggi
ISBN: 978-0615501321
Publisher: Full Cycle Publications
Date of publish: 2014
Pages: 51
S.R.P.: $18.99

Review

I gave this book 5 stars out of 5 because it was another fantastic book which I read in a couple of hours.  The Illustrations in this book were as good as in the first one and illustrated the story brilliantly so I was kept engaged throughout the story.

I loved the fact that this time Spartan went on the Adventure on his own first before going with his friends. The adventure involved the children travelling to an Island in the archipelago  of the Phillippines called Mindoro to help them save their Coral Reefs with the help of the alien Green Egg.

I loved the fact that the Egg gave them magic bubbles that allowed them to breathe under water when they went down to look at the Coral Reef. It was also grate that Spartan got to use his compass when they got lost in the cave when they were checking the coral.

I can’t think of anything that I didn’t like about  this book.

The Educational value of this book is grate because it teaches about how chemicals damage the coral reefs and their surrounding echo systems.  When I home school our son and we are learning about coral reefs I will use this book as part of the curriculum for the unit study.