Lost in Bermooda by Mike Litwin
Posted by Caitie F on March 1, 2014
Summary from pub:
Bermooda is a tropical island that is undiscovered by the outside world and is primarily populated by walking, talking cows of human intelligence. The cows came to the island hundreds of years agao by a ship carrying livestock that wrecked upon the shoals around the southern tip of the island.
They have since formed their own quaint, mootpian tropical island society. Life is good on Bermooda, and the residents are mostly content to be unknowing of and unknown to the world beyond their horizons. Bermooda has no “outsiders,” and most prefer to keep it that way.
That is, until Chuck ventures into the boneyard alone and discovers a young human boy who has been washed up unconscious on the sandbar! The young boy’s name is Dakota and doesn’t seem as scary as Chuck thought humans should be. Chuck decides to “cow-mouflage” Dakota to pass as a bovine in town.
Dakota and Chuck become fast friends, but trouble is brewing and Dakota’s true identity is at risk of being discovered.
This book just shows that a silly, fun book can be absolutely perfect for what it is.
I has so much fun reading this young middle grade novel. It had so much silliness to is with words like “cow-mouflage” and the image of what humans are (we have claws!).
It also has a sweet message about being different as Chuck doesn’t have too many friends before finding Dakota. It has some about families and helping each other out.
Mostly it is a fun adventure that kids will love. There is so much to imagine together. It can be read aloud or independently, either way the whole family can join in the fun.
Go get this for the kid in your life!