Monday, August 3, 2020

Review: Bubba and Squirt's Mayan Adventure by Sherry Ellis

by Sherry Ellis
Dancing Lemur Press LLC
Middle Grade Adventure
96 pages


An ancient Mayan civilization!

That's what Bubba and Squirt find when they travel through the mysterious vortex for another wild adventure. There they meet archeologists who are unearthing priceless artifacts.

But someone is stealing them. And an encounter with the Tate Duende awakens magic within Bubba. Throw in the mysterious Alux and a new discovery and things get sticky.

Will Bubba and Squirt solve the mystery, or will they be stuck forever in the jungles of Belize?


This is the second book in a series, but the author catches the reader up enough that it can be read as a standalone. I still, however, would recommend reading these in order

Bubba has a dream, making it clear that it's time for him and Squirt to revisit the hold they'd dug one month before—the same one that brought them to their first adventure in China. Despite Squirt's reluctance, she agrees, and the two find themselves in Belize. There they discover someone has been stealing artifacts, and another exciting, magical adventure begins.

These two siblings are simply a lot of fun. They have a healthy sibling relationship, which does not mean that they always get along. Their actions and decisions come across very true to life as they find themselves in mysterious, magical and even, at times, dangerous situations. Every page holds something exciting or intriguing, making this a hard book to put down. Add the shorter length, and this is even a tale for more reluctant readers.

While the adventure keeps readers on the edge of their seats, the author also weaves in a bit of culture and history. Readers learn more about the Mayan culture. At the end of the book, there are several pages of more information including recipes and a glossary, too.

1 comment:

Natalie Aguirre said...

This sounds like a great story. Good to know that we should start with the first book. Thanks for the great review.