Most of us would have read/watched “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling. Then why did I pick this book again? My little one is too young for reading storybooks. It’s my own love for graphic novels and comic books which makes me pick up these even if the story is read earlier in textbooks or elsewhere. So, when campfire sent a mail for reviewing their new titles, I immediately picked up a few. One of those was “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling. Having read their books earlier, I was sure that their presentation would definitely have something new to offer. And man, wasn’t I right! It’s yet another beautiful visual treat by the Campfire team. Loved it, absolutely loved it!
The plot remains the same. It’s about the adventurous journey of a little boy Mowgli. Mowgli escapes certain doom at the hands of the tiger Shere Khan and lands up in a jungle amongst the wolf pack. With time, he grows up in the jungle and is taught the ways of living a jungle life. As he grows he faces lots of conflicts, the biggest one being finding his real identity amongst the pack of wolves or humans. Neither of them is willing to accept him as one of their own. Yes, it’s the same story but you have to go through this book to understand, why it is an interesting read for kids and adults who like reading visual books.
Here’s my quick take about the book:
- As I mentioned earlier, it’s a visual treat. Have to say that Campfires graphic teams work is top class. Really love the way stories are getting illustrated at your end.
- Language is simple and can be easily understood by kids.
- Length of the book is apt. It is neither too long for kids nor too short for grown-ups. 101 pages of total fun!
- Like most of the Campfire books, even this one comes with some interesting trivia about “Rudyard Kipling”.
- There is a cute poster of Mowgli and his fun at the end of the book.
From my side, it’s a thumbs-up for this book. Would love to read more books from Campfire. And I am eagerly waiting for my little one to grow and see if he develops the taste for reading or not. Totally up to his interest level but if he does, Campfire books would definitely be on my recommendation list for him.
Once you are done reading this do let us know how do you like the book. We would love to know your experience.