{The Otter, The Spotted Frog & The Great Flood: A Creek Indian Story: Gerald Hausman}

{The Otter, The Spotted Frog & The Great Flood: A Creek Indian Story: Gerald Hausman}

{Synopsis} – When Spotted Frog tells of a great flood that is about to destroy their homes, all of the animals ignore his warnings, except Listener the Otter. Ridiculed by the other animals, Listener heeds Spotted Frog’s predictions and begins to build a raft to try and survive the impending disaster. But will his efforts be enough?

This charming children’s book warns us to listen to the wisdom of nature and the environment. Based on a traditional story from the Creek Indians of northern Florida and Georgia, this book is retold by award-winning author and storyteller Gerald Hausman, and is brought to life by the powerful images of Ramon Shiloh. This universal tale is imbued with Native American wisdom that is even more prescient now, with the conditions of global warming that threaten our world.

{My thoughts} – This book was a nice read and was an interesting take on how humans had come to be living on Earth. It followed the Bible in a sense with Noah and the great flood for a basis but other then that it was interesting. This is certainly a wonderful book for any child with an imagination. It is also a good book for any child that likes to learn about other options and theories as opposed to believing the same thing that everyone else does. It is always nice to look outside the book. However, I myself believe in the creation story from the book of Genesis.

The images in this book as well as the story go hand and hand remarkably well. I enjoyed being able to look at the nice artwork as I was reading the book and I am sure any child would enjoy looking at it as well. This book also strikes me as a book that you could hand a child that can not read and ask them to tell you their take on the story through through the pictures.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.


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