Book Review: Jungle Jam.

We were recently
sent two Jungle Jam books to review. George and Molly devour books by
the second and it’s always a joy to be able to add to their
ever-growing collection! Jungle Jam has been brought to life by
Louise and Noam Lederman (who are both passionate about music) and
it’s colourfully illustrated by Jason James.

The stories follow
five friends; Ziggy, Larry, Mikey, Ella and Gina, who embark on all
sorts of adventures to different places and entertaining people with
their music. The first in the collection is simply entitled ‘Jungle
Jam’ and it introduces you to the characters and the instruments they
play. I obviously loved Ziggy the Zebra (Bowie, my favourite animal
and the name of my dog all rolled into one!) and I wasn’t alone,
Molly was super excited to see there was a Ziggy character!

Jungle Jam in Brazil
is also pretty fun, with a few extra activities at the back of the
book. It follows the band as they take a trip to Brazil and help Gina
overcome her stage-fright. I really liked how the book encourages confidence, support and friendship…
The books are
written in simple rhyme which is easy to follow and tells the story
at the same time. The characters are all pretty likeable and I’d
probably describe the collection as pretty cute, but I do have a few
issues with the rhyme. Sometimes the sentences seem a little sloppy
and rushed, even though they work well within the context of the
book.

However, they are
good books for early readers, encouraging them to discover new words
as well as developing their verbal skills of rhyme whilst they read.
The illustrations are bright, colourful and fun. They also work well
alongside the written content.

We enjoyed reading
Jungle Jam together as a family, and I think they’re pretty perfect
for little ones and new readers.

Disclosure: I
received these books in exchange for review. All opinions are 100%
honest and my own.
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