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Edward in the Jungle

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  93 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Bookish young Edward spends all of his free time reading anything he can get hold of. One day whilst reading in his favourite spot he becomes so absorbed that he fails to notice a crocodile coming right at him. What happens next will inspire the imagination of every reader, young and old
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Oct 31, 2015 CM rated it liked it

I read this at the library while my nephew was doing puzzles. It's really adorable, short, and yet it had a good depth to it about dreams, kindness, and being strong even when you're unsure about yourself.
That said, it's not preachy or anything, and the story has a good flow to it, with a good art style that supports the story well.
Yossi Gremillion
I love the illustrations but the story was a bit preachy. I wouldn't recommend but it's still a helluva lot better than Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policeman's Union and they are COMPLETELY different in genre.
Feb 01, 2012 Matthew rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-books
Wonderful story that honors how Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan can capture the imagination of a boy. Equally good are McPhail's Santa's Book of Names, which introduces Edward, and Edward and the Pirates, which is another Edward literature-inspired adventure.
Jessica P.
This is a bout a boy named Edward, who loves to read. He reads about Tarzan, and suddenly he is "lost" in the jungle with Tarzan and the animals. Great to share with kids to talk about love of reading.
May 25, 2010 Sandy rated it really liked it
This was a fun book to read to kindergartners. We talked about dreams, then we talked about animals in Tarzan's jungle, then I gave them a paper with a picture of a tree on it and they drew pictures of critters we could find in our neighborhood.
Sep 08, 2015 Karen rated it liked it
Yelling like Tarzan was way fun -- until the dog got upset. This isn't a bad book; it just isn't a great book. I did, however, like the crocodile -- very much.
Apr 17, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it
Shelves: jacob, ellie, mom
While going through our books to downsize, Jacob wanted to stop and read this one. I love snatching these moments with my kids to read a good book we had forgotten about.
Modern Fantasy.

A boy who imagines that he goes in the jungle and meets animals and Tarzan. Lesson - Teamwork.
Mar 07, 2012 Junessa rated it really liked it
A boy with an imagination goes on an adventure in the jungle. Good pictures and easy to follow plot.
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David was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. While there, he began illustrating. He is now an award-winning author and illustrator of nearly 200 books beloved by children, parents and librarians across the United States. McPhail has garnered many prestigious awards, including a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year ...more
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