Sadly I couldn't get into this book. I stopped at almost the halfway point. I do think this book would work for mood readers since it just seems to scream read me during the spring or summer. The title is very interesting. That's what got my attention and I do like the cover. I also really like the pictures inside. More books should have pictures in them.
This is a really short book but it just dragged for me. Usually I would have finished a book like this pretty quickly but I struggled to keep reading. I think the writing style just didn't mesh with me. This is a slow paced book since it is about a boy and his family who live in Africa. I'm okay with a slower paced book but I honestly was bored during this. Not much was going on.
I do appreciate that there's a glossary in the back so you can look up words that you're unfamiliar with. I'm sure we've all come across at least one book while reading that could have benefited from that. I also think the way it was written might turn some people off. There's a lot of text and very little dialogue. But there are also times where there's a ton of dialogue. It just didn't have a good blend of dialogue and text.