The Jungle Crew: Into the City!

The current pressing themes of climate change and migration are gently depicted in this brilliantly coloured debut picture book!
 
This Madagascar styled adventure leads into discussion about adapting into new surroundings and new beginnings. Zebra, Giraffe and Mama Hen have a good life in their home jungle, but when several natural disasters force them to leave their home, a dangerous escape across the seas begins. The characters end up in a big city with high buildings instead of tall trees.
 
However, they have to build a new home in the big city. Working together, Zebra, Giraffe and Mama Hen build a house that will have something new to all of them: they will combine an urban house with a comfortable nest while keeping up the wild spirit of the jungle at home! 
 
This is the first picture book by artist Johanna Lumme that begins The Jungle Crew series.
The current pressing themes of climate change and migration are gently depicted in this brilliantly coloured debut picture book!
 
This Madagascar styled adventure leads into discussion about adapting into new surroundings and new beginnings. Zebra, Giraffe and Mama Hen have a good life in their home jungle, but when several natural disasters force them to leave their home, a dangerous escape across the seas begins. The characters end up in a big city with high buildings instead of tall trees.
 
However, they have to build a new home in the big city. Working together, Zebra, Giraffe and Mama Hen build a house that will have something new to all of them: they will combine an urban house with a comfortable nest while keeping up the wild spirit of the jungle at home! 
 
This is the first picture book by artist Johanna Lumme that begins The Jungle Crew series.

info

  • Year of publication

    2019

  • Original title

    Viidakon väki ja suuri muutto

  • Page count

    32

  • Original publisher

    Otava

  • Original language of publication

    Finnish

Reviews

  • Kuvittaja Magazine

    "The book conveys diversity in a graceful way: the jungle animals, the white-tailed deer, seals and chickens all live in harmony in the city.
    At its best the book's pages are detailed in the style of Richard Scarry...

    The mixed media technique is flavoured with speech bubbles. Designed bold text and large character size support a beginning reader."

  • Emmi Nuorgam/ Lukuretriitti (@lukuretriitti)

    "The illustrations are fun and insightful and the story has great rhythm. The pages have just the right amount of text for a bedtime story."

  • Songül Bozacı, Artful Living

    "It conveys the adaptation to new living places and the exclusion of newcomers in unfamiliar environments through sweet language and animal characters. We can see how Lumme' architectural education reflects in the book. She conveys with a meaningful fiction that living spaces can be created without destroying nature.

    What I like most about the story from beginning to end is that it reflects peaceful coexistence and solidarity excellently. It is meaningful that they find solutions together to the issues that occur in the jungle where all kinds of creatures live together and that they fight together until the last moment."

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