The Abominables

Book review by Sally Engelfried, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Sweet story of yetis' quest for home best for young readers.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

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age 7+

Sweet tale with some intense moments

My son was not quite 7 years old when we chose this as a read-together book. He loved this book and was eager to read a chapter each night before bedtime. There were some intense moments that I chose to edit a little as I went along - e.g., cruelty to animals in a zoo and during a bullfight, some alcohol references, and a boy (good guy) threatens to kill a man (bad guy) if he doesn't tell him information he needs. There are also intense moments I chose to read as-is that were a little sad for my son (the yetis do face some danger, one becomes depressed, and there are sad goodbyes), but we worked through them. As the CSM review does state, the good guys are clearly good, and the bad guys are clearly bad, and there is a happy ending. Overall, I thought it was a well-written and exciting book to read with my little boy. I recommend it to young ones with a few reservations.

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