Here Where the Sunbeams are Green
Pub 11-2012, Delacorte Books for Young Readers, $17.99
Hello! The book I am reviewing is called Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green by Helen Phillips. This is her first children’s book. I will give you a summary. Happy reading.
Mad and Roo are two siblings who are scared because their father has disappeared. Their father studies birds and has gone away looking for birds in the rainforest. When Mad, Roo, and their mother go to see him for an appointment, he appears not to care about them. Mad and Roo suspect that something is wrong and they find out the people who are employing their father are secretly forcing him to kill almost extinct birds against his will. Together, with their friend Kyle, they make a plan to tell the public what is really going on.
I struggled to find something good to say about this book even though I really wanted to like it. Some of the problems that I found were that there were very long breaks between exciting events and even when something exciting did happen, it was usually predictable with no element of surprise. I wouldn’t really recommend this book. It is a slow read.
If you like birds, feel free to pick up this book to read. The survival of the almost extinct species may inspire you to want to read further.
This book may not be an incredible pick for me but there are so many other books out there I know you will find one that you will want to read.
-Noah P., 11