Sunday, April 24, 2022

Review: Baby Aviva Orangutan Diva by Hans Kullberg

Today's read is one, whose backstory alone already touches the heart. When the author wrote to me and requested I take a peek, he explained that this was his way of spreading '(his)my daughter's joy, charisma and love with all the people she would have met'. Aviva passed away at 10-months old. Now, while the backstory is amazing and inspiring, I also noticed that this one has been getting very good reviews. It even hit the #1 bestselling spot on Amazon. So, obviously, I'm honored and excited to introduce this one to all of you, too.

Now, hit that jungle beat because this one is anything but calm!

by Hans Kullberg
Illustrated by Carl Mefferd
Picture Book
ages 2 to 5

A beautifully illustrated, rhyming children’s book about female heroism, teamwork, finding inner courage and staying true to one’s self to conquer fears and overcome long odds.

Journey through the Jungle where the Baby Aviva’s bravery and ingenuity saves her family and friends from the perilous fate of hunger. Relying on her vivacious spirt and can-do attitude, Aviva the Orangutan Diva’s quest for golden bananas leads her to confront dangerous encounters and overcome obstacles, a challenge only the fearless heroine would accept within her community. In a show of female bravery, teamwork and empowerment, Aviva teams up with her friend Sofia the Elephant to conquer the impossible, swinging off cliffs and traversing treacherous waters filled with crocodiles.

Soar through the treetops as Aviva sings, dances and charms her way with friends and foes alike, even captivating the imagination of the most fearsome beast in the jungle, Tito the Tiger, who is fascinated by the high-spirited, diminutive orangutan who shows no fear in the face of danger. Dancing to her melodic tunes, Tito moves to the rhythm and revels with glee, swaying to the music with Baby Aviva the Orangutan Diva. Befriending a potential adversary, Aviva proves that one should 
“never judge a book by its cover” and even the most challenging obstacles can be overcome with bravery, creativity, ingenuity, teamwork and a focus on staying true to one’s own personal strengths and values. By showcasing her talents and harnessing her courage and staying true to herself, Aviva is able to save the day and make new friends along the way. Loosely based on a true story, this fun-loving, rhyming children’s book about animals will bring joy, smiles and laughter to your child’s story time while delivering important, lifelong lessons. Enchanting and endearing to readers young and old, your kid will be asking to read it again and again.

This uplifting children’s book on jungle animals is a great gift for kids seeking to overcome fears, adapt to new environments and conquer their toughest challenges in life while finding inner happiness. By remaining true to own’s most authentic self and finding strength from within, almost anything in life can be accomplished and anything is possible.



Jungle fun swings on every page with a Orangutan, who's packed with energy and a bit of spunk, too.

Aviva loves swinging through the forest and eating bananas...until the bananas are gone! Knowing that her family will have nothing to eat, she heads out to find some more. Along the way, she runs into more than a little adventure, and maybe, will even discover a new friend.

This orangutan wins over, her joy for life is contagious. Even from the first moment, it's clear that she isn't one to stay still, but will take on life with everything she has and keep the best attitude in the process. It's inspiring to watch her, and even when problems arise, she knows how to spread the fun and flip even the most potentially serious situation on its head. By the end, the listener/reader will be smiling...because with a character like that, it's hard not to.

The illustrations bring the jungle to life and allow the enthusiasm to radiate in every scene. While the general atmosphere leans toward the true jungle view, there's fantasy and fun built in as well. The colors are gentler, allowing Aviva's own personality to spruce things up...and it does.

The wording is perfect for ages 4 to 6 and flows smoothly. It brings across the personalities and situations without growing wordy. It does make a great read aloud and is something beginning readers with a good grip on words will be able to tackle on their own.

And here he is...

Hans Kullberg is an Author, specializing in Children’s Books and Parenting Books. Hans is a loving father of 4 children – Hansito, Sofia Lolita, Aviva Lilia and Liliana– and prides himself on being a father first and foremost, cherishing every moment of his fatherhood journey. His greatest pleasures of parenthood are bringing smiles and joy to his children and he loves watching them learn and grow.  Due to the untimely tragedy of losing his daughter Aviva at 10 months old, Hans is motivated to share the beautiful story of her life, character and personality through 
Baby Aviva Orangutan Diva and bring smiles to children all over the world, creating positive impact while turning sorrow into inspiration. 

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