DISCLAIMER: I received a free e-book copy of “Ava’s Adventures Abroad: Abu Dhabi” to review. All opinions are my own.
I was so excited to be offered the opportunity to review the children’s book “Ava’s Adventures Abroad: Abu Dhabi.” Goldilocks doesn’t really have any books about kids who travel the world like she does so I was excited to read this book to her.
This book is all about little Ava and her travels in Abu Dhabi on the back of a camel named Mike. Mike shows her some of the beautiful sites and landmarks around Abu Dhabi. They go on a desert safari in Liwa, ride a dhow cruise on sparkling blue waters, and basque on island beaches.
I love the sense of adventure that Ava has. She arrives in Abu Dhabi on the back of a majestic bird and then finds Mike who takes her to so many beautiful places. I hope that as Goldilocks continues to read this book as she gets older that she adopts Ava’s sense of wonder about the world. One of my favorite illustrations from the book is Ava looking out through binoculars while on her desert safari. I feel like this shows her awe and wonder of the world around her in such a great way.
Speaking of the illustrations, they are absolutely gorgeous! They have a sense of reality to them but also whimsy. Some of the illustrations even look like real photographs with elements of illustration within them. I think it really helps the reader to see the beauty that Ava is seeing in Abu Dhabi.
Not only does the book help to instill a sense of wonder about the world but it also teaches a lot about the landmarks around Abu Dhabi and all the things that can be seen and done there. I think that’s great for expat children and children who don’t travel much. It helps them to learn about unseen places or even remember places they have been. Maybe the child has ridden on the back of a camel at the zoo, but didn’t know they could take you on a desert safari!
I’m so excited that I was also given the opportunity to give away a free Kindle copy of “Ava’s Adventures Abroad: Abu Dhabi!” If you have a Kindle or the Kindle app enter the giveaway on Facebook for your own copy of “Ava’s Adventures Abroad: Abu Dhabi!”
Thanks to Brenda Bell Davis and Samantha Wyatt of Le Petit Nomads, LLC for allowing me to review the book! If you’re interested in buying a copy for yourself and supporting fellow expat families check out their website for more information or order a copy on Amazon today!
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