Sunday, September 12, 2010

Review: Savior of the Rain Forest: An Adventure of Zalvator the Black Panther

About the book: 
Savior of the Rain Forest is the story of Zalvator, a black panther who leads a group of animals on a mission to prevent their land from being destroyed. One day, as Zalvator is surveying for danger from atop the great pyramid, a red parrot named Roko flies in with a mysterious injury, too weak to talk. Soon other birds and wild creatures of the rain forest begin arriving and are confused at the sight of the injured parrot. Finally, Roko regains some strength, and he begins to tell the animals surrounding him of the terrible tragedy that had taken place the night before.

The red parrot tells the gathering animals that they may be in danger and that the same group that destroyed Roko's home is on their way. It all began when Roko and his friends noticed large machines flying in the air that they had never seen before. Soon they found themselves running for their lives as the rain forest they called home was being taken away from them.
Who will protect the animals from danger and save the valuable resources of their home, the rain forest?
About the author: 
Bruno Gonzalez, author of Savior of the Rain Forest: An Adventure of Zalvator the Black Panther

This is the first children's novel written by Bruno Gonzalez. Bruno is a lover of black panthers and wants to create awareness about the destruction of the world's precious rain forests. He was born in Tijuana, Mexico and raised and resides in the beautiful city of Chula Vista, in Southern California. Bruno also attended the University of California, San Diego where he graduated with a Balchelor of Arts Degree in Quantitative Economics and Decision Sciences. He was finally able to write this book when he took a break from the corporate world to focus on his writing and fulfill his dream of publishing his first story. 

Bruno considers his first book as one for kids of all ages with an important message for adults alike. A wonderful storyline accompanied by the color of beautiful illustrations throughout the novel, Savior of the Rain Forest will inspire all to savor the earth's precious resources and the wildlife that consider them their home.
Bruno's story is brought to life through the colorful images by the talented Children's Book Illustrator, Helen Luzgin, whose work is inspired by Disney.

My Thoughts:
I thought Savior of the Rain Forest was a good children's story. It is very well illustrated and has vivid colors that captures the child being read to. I read this to my four year old and although I think the book is geared more to a seven or eight year old, my son was very focused on the story. 


DISCLAIMER: I was in no way compensated to review this book. These are my opinions of a book in which was sent to me for review purposes.


  1. It sounds like a fascinating story, just the kind of story we need to learn as children. The cover is compelling and really grabbed my interest. Thank you for making me aware of it.

    Great blog, too.

    George Polley
    Tostada Speaks Book Blog
    Sapporo, Japan

  2. Thanks George. It was a great read. My sone enjoyed the story and although I think kids a little older may enjoy it more, he was able to grasp the story line