Bruno and Bo’s Adventures

Children - Picture Book
31 Pages
Reviewed on 11/25/2023
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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Bruno and Bo's Adventures by Bryan De Leon is a children's picture book that follows the story of two chimpanzee brothers. Bruno and Bo live happily with their family in their home, an oak tree deep inside a lush green forest. Their father, Ace, is the leader of the troupe. One day, while playing with their cousins, Bruno and Bo hear their father talking to their uncle about a looming storm on the horizon and showing concern over running low on food. Bruno, always courageous, takes it upon himself to fetch food for the family, telling Bo to keep it a secret. But when, on his second attempt, Bruno doesn't return, Bo reluctantly reveals where Bruno went to his family. The family is now determined to bring Bruno back before the storm hits.

Bruno and Bo's Adventures is an inspirational story about brotherhood and loving one's family. Author Bryan De Leon tells a wholesome adventure tale bound to win the hearts of kids and adults alike. With eye-catching illustrations and lively characters, the narrative hooks you in from the first page and keeps you engaged until the last. Bruno and Bo's brotherly dynamic is heartwarming. While Bruno is the outgoing and brave older brother, Bo is the loyal younger sibling who always stands by his brother and his family. Animals as main characters will appeal to young readers, especially ones as appealing as the chimpanzees featured in this book. Overall, this is a beautiful tale that needs to be read by both kids and adults!

Shrabastee Chakraborty

The chimpanzee brothers Bruno and Bo lived with their family. Although the forest supplied them with enough food, one fateful day, the adult chimpanzees realized that their food supply was low. Worse still, a storm was fast approaching. When the brothers overheard their parents, Bruno, the more daring older brother, decided to gather some extra food for the inclement weather. As per his instruction, Bo did not tell anyone else what Bruno was up to. However, their parents were anxious when the storm hit, and Bruno failed to return. Should Bo break his promise and divulge his brother’s whereabouts? Find out in Bruno and Bo’s Adventures, an illustrated children’s book by Bryan De Leon.

The length of the story is absolutely perfect for the short attention span of the target audience. The sentences are easy to understand. The illustrations are beautiful, with the forest coming alive in various shades of green and brown. The inky blue depicting the approaching storm makes us apprehensive. The pictures of the little chimpanzees are adorable, their poses and antics revealing their playful, mischievous nature. I loved how De Leon highlighted many moral lessons in this story, such as the importance of obeying our elders. The solidarity between Bo and Bruno was admirable, as was Bruno’s resourcefulness. The story teaches us to maintain our promises and never to betray others. However, it also encourages us to judge a situation carefully to decide our priorities. Bruno and Bo’s Adventures is a delightful read for children aged 2-7 years.

Edith Wairimu

A young chimpanzee tries to cover for his brother as he embarks on a dangerous mission to find food for their troop in the thrilling picture book, Bruno and Bo’s Adventures by Bryan De Leon. A bad storm is approaching the oak tree in the deep jungle that is home to a troop of chimpanzees. Bruno and Bo overhear their father, Ace, expressing his concern over the storm that is blowing in. The troop also faces a food shortage since Ace is unable to gather food because of the storm. Undeterred by the extreme weather, Bruno goes in search of food to make sure everyone has enough to eat. But when Bruno does not return after his second trip, Bo has to decide whether he should disclose Bruno’s adventures or keep his promise to his brother.

This is a beautifully illustrated book with vibrant images that enhance the story and portray the characters and setting. Bruno and Bo are compelling characters whose adventures are enthralling. Young readers will be able to relate to the relationship and interactions between the two brothers. I loved that the story examines useful themes about brotherhood, facing uncertainty, and truthfulness. The story also explores the value of community as the troop sticks together and goes to look for Bruno when he goes missing. It has many intriguing twists and exciting scenes that young readers will love. The troop’s home makes a lovely backdrop for the story. Bruno and Bo’s Adventures by Bryan De Leon is a fantastic children’s story that explores essential themes. Readers will love its captivating twists, memorable characters, and outstanding illustrations.