Schaefer, Lola Run for your Life! Predators and Prey on the African Savanna Holiday House, 2016. $16.95 PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION
This simple story shows the prey animals of the savannah moving
away from predators in a variety of ways such as springing, bounding,
scurrying, leaping, and more. The large illustrations are a harmonious and
subdued color scheme.
I don’t care for these illustrations, the Savannah is such a
striking and beautiful habitat, but this washed out bland thing is pretty
boring. The story has a lot of movement which I really like, but some of the predator
prey duos strike me as a bit off like jackals chasing giraffes? Elephants
running from snakes? This would still be a fun read for Kindergartners and
could even be acting out with all the movement words.
EL (K-3) –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School
Librarian & Author.