Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Review of The Face in the Mountain

Read for: Requested Review/ Netgalley
Synopsis: "Boma and his father are nature giants in Vomper Creek, located in the midst of mountains and meadows. Together, Boma and his father help the nature beings manage the natural world they all live in. When Boma’s father needs to sleep for a hundred years, it’s up to Boma to make sure everything in nature runs smoothly, and he is worried he won’t be able to remember everything his father taught him.

The Face in The Mountain will help your child discover the inner-workings of nature and recognize that everything in nature is inter- connected. It also shows the importance of developing character traits like confidence and responsibility."

My Review: This book was sent to me via NetGalley by the Publicist. It is designed as an illustrated children's book, it is a little long for little ones to sit through but can be read in a couple of sittings. The illustrations are beautiful, I really loved the soft colors and there is plenty of details to draw little eyes. I loved that it read like an old folk tale and the reference to faces in nature that exist today (well other than the Old Man in the Mountain in NH which collapsed not to long ago). It also tells a tale of self reliance, that is great for young readers that are just learning to do things for themselves.
My Rating: Even with it being a little long and involved for a children's book, it is still an enjoyable read that can be shared with young ones.  I give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.


  1. That's too bad that it was a little long. Maybe when kids get older they'd have the patience to sit through it in one sitting. Meanwhile, reading it in a few sittings sounds like a great idea.

    1. I really did love the folk tale style of the book.