I received a complimentary download of this book from Netgalley in exchange for a review.
I requested this book because of the adorable characters on the cover. While researching the author I found James has worked as an artist in animation for Disney Warner Brothers and Nickelodeon. That explains the almost instant affinity the readers will have with the characters. Bird and Squirrel crash land in the South Pole and they are rescued by a fierce fighting bird named Sakari. Sakari’s village spends a great deal of time collecting food to feed a huge Killer Whale. When Sakari see’s Bird she thinks he is the chosen one, the rescuer of her village.
Bird quickly takes to the adoration and numerous feasts that come with the chosen one title. Squirrel is a lot more suspicious and discovers that Bird is more of a sacrifice than a savior. This is a pretty quick, enjoyable read. Its perfect for young readers of as a family read along. The art is stellar and the action moves at just the right pace. Though there are other books in this series, On Ice is a great stand alone read.
This is my 30th book for Coyer Summer Vacation