To Live on an Island
To Live on an Island is about a boy who explains what it is like to live on an island in the Pacific Northwest. He explains that he hears ferry horns, how he goes to school. What he does when playing outside and tells about all the things he can see on the island. He spends a lot of time playing on the water, building forts and exploring. Some people even fly in a tiny seaplane to visit between islands. He tells about the animals he sees on the island, like bald eagles, river otters, sea lions and even orcas.
I loved reading To Live on an Island because I have visited the San Juan Islands before and it reminded me of that trip. I like how they have the story, but they also have facts. I loved the illustrations. They make me feel like I am really on the island, seeing what the boy sees. My favorite page is when it shows the orcas swimming in the sky. I went on a whale-watching trip and saw these orcas that they talk about on the fact sheet. These types of orcas are critically endangered and it is very important for people to learn more about them and protect them. I would recommend To Live on an Island to kids who like nature and to anyone who loves beautiful illustrations.
|Emma Bland Smith
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