By Amelia Miller
There are some books with pictures so alluring, they don’t need much words. Zendayah is one of those books. Each page tells an action-packed story through a fantastical farm and a river that jump start the imagination. I found this book on a friend’s shelf and for the life of me I can’t figure out why it was there. It's absolutely cute!
Zendayah and Culpani are two orphans who live with their grandmother in a farm. Culpani, in his selfishness and covetousness, eats the garden eggs forbidden by their grandmother. He also convinced his sister to do it. But when they are caught, Culpani opted to cover up his mistake and lie about it. Zendayah has to save her brother. Through the help of a fairy, they have come to realize the greatest lessons of all time. That’s just the short of it, but really, this book has so much more going on.
I was psyched to see my littlest daughter’s reaction to this book. I told her it was a picture book and that I needed her to tell me what was happening and what the characters were doing in the story. When we got home from school, I sat down and read it to her. She loves it. I’d recommend this book to anyone, but especially the younger crowd. It widens the mind and tickles the imagination.
Being a picture book, this review is a short one, and all I can say is you need to check this one out. Aside from the beautiful little story, the art itself is so gorgeous. I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read, but it did a lovely job of making it fun and I love when a character uses stories to help them in any situation, because stories have a way of helping us prepare for the world around us, and that's a theme I love finding in any book.