Brenda has had such fun writing this book! It is full of adventure, struggles of good and evil, wild animals, indigenous people, and, above all, children from different ethnic origins, of different race, colour and religion who are, nonetheless, the best of friends.
Watch children playing together – they never notice skin colour, religious inclinations, or any other difference. It is all taken in their stride in a practical manner. They are simply ‘friends’. It is adults who impose restrictions.
It is a fact that the rainforests of the world are, in a sense, the guardians of the world. They absorb carbon dioxide, and produce oxygen for us to breathe. They provide us with shelter, food, and medicines, yet we are destroying them at the rate of fifty football pitches a minute - for every minute of every hour of every day of every week of every month of every year.
When all the rainforests with their rich diversity of life have gone, what then? What will become of our planet? What will become of us? Just as we relentlessly burned the creatures and the precious plants of the forest to death, will we in turn be burned to death by a relentless sun?
If this book encourages future generations to preserve and appreciate the forests, Brenda will have achieved her aim. - Brenda Broster