Thursday, 12 December 2013

Kojo the Seadragon Gets Lost by David Chuka, Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E

 November 2013, Pen-n-a-Pad Publishing, 32 pages, ebook, Review copy

Themes: playing hide and seek, friendships, breaking rules, innocent of various dangers, various sea creatures

Content: Tension, humour, major-ish peril

Summary from Amazon UK (I don't receive anything by mentioning them) 
In this animal story, you will discover a sea dragon called Kojo who is unlike any other sea dragon you may have heard of or seen before. Kojo has one eye, two tails and a very big teeth! He lives in the Zakari river where he is surrounded by family and friends who love and care for him. Kojo's Mom has warned him not to go to the south side of the river as it's too deep and he could get lost there.

One day, Kojo is playing a game of hide and seek with his best friend, Kofi the sea turtle. Kojo in a bid to find the perfect hiding place, strays to the south side where an unseen force tries to draw him into a dark hole. Will Kojo escape this force or will his family and friends rescue him?f

Nayuleska's thoughts
This is by far the best book I've read by David. Kojo (not Kofi which I somehow keep calling it) is mega cute! I read it in black and white on my ereader, so for it to have such an impact without colour says a lot. (Edited later to add I've seen the entire book in colour and it's AWESOME!) The story itself follows the theme of a child disobeying a parent forbidding them to do something and doing it, only the consequence for Kojo (yay, I remembered the correct name!) was worse than I imagined - that was a great plot twist! It goes to show how observant adults are and why friendship matters.  I so hope there will be more Kojo books as I want to explore the other characters a bit more.

Find out more about David's books on his website.

Suggested read
Be sure to read David's other books including Billy and Monster's New Neighbour Has A Secret (Children's, Picture book, 9/10E) 

1 comment:

David Chuka said...

Hi Nayu

Thanks for taking the time to read and review 'Kojo the Sea Dragon Gets Lost.' I really love the fact that you get what I was trying to achieve with this book. I'm happy to say that there are more books in the pipeline and I'll let you know when they're ready.