Reviewed by Luwi Nyakansaila for Readers' Favorite
Eleanor loves walking in the woods because it keeps her calm and happy. One day, she sees an owl flying in the forest, follows it, and diverts from her usual path. She stumbles upon a mysterious cardboard box. Eleanor finds its location strange but decides to investigate by stepping inside it. Unfortunately, the box’s flaps close on her, and she is transported to a different forest and cannot return home. Eleanor discovers she is not alone when she meets Dax, an enthusiastic dog, and Claire, a petulant cat, who fell into a similar trap and found themselves in this enchanted forest. Eleanor is surprised that she can hear the animals speak. She teams up with the pets, and they deduce that they need to find another cardboard box to find their way back home. Read An Adventure Through the Togetherwood by Sean Anderson and join the trio as they venture through the forest, meet other animals, and discover their potential.
An Adventure Through the Togetherwood will take you on a wild and fun journey. The story introduces new and remarkable characters in each chapter. Sean Anderson perfectly infuses the animals' characteristics into the characters' personalities. Anderson also covers topics like bullying, animal abuse, and loneliness. I loved Eleanor's development from a timid and scared child to a brave and adventurous girl. Dax and Claire's banter was the highlight of this story. The pair was funny because their arguments reminded me of an old married couple. The book is perfect for children because it uses simple words that make it easy to follow and understand. I recommend parents and caregivers read it with their children and teach them to make friends and be courageous.