Bubba and Squirt were first introduced to readers in Big Dig to China. With a magic shovel they end up digging a hole and landing themselves on an adventure to the other side of the world.
You’ll be fine jumping in with this new book if you haven’t read the first. At 96 pages, it’s more of a novella, but one reluctant readers will enjoy. It’s also a great fit for a read-aloud. This time Bubba and his older sister, Squirt, end up in Belize.
Here’s the official summary:
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 archaeologists 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 thy be stuck forever in the jungles of Belize?
There is the often amusing sibling banter which never overwhelms the story and a lot of action that keeps the plot moving. Along the way you’ll learn about the Mayan civilization and their beliefs. Likeable characters, an appealing story, and learning about other cultures should garner many readers.
The excellent back material includes an interesting few pages on the Mayan Indians and their ceremonial center, Altun Ha. Next comes two delicious sounding recipes for Fry Jacks and Chicken Tortilla Soup. Yes, I’m heading to the kitchen.
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Have always enjoyed stories about the Mayan civilization. This wonderful story is a great way to introduce kids to this ancient society that was so advanced. Great share today as it sounds like a really interesting time travel read.
I have a copy of this sitting on top of my TBR pile right now. I like stories about Mayan civilization and need to get to this. Thanks for your thoughts.
Fun and quick would be appealing to many kids with an extra boost in learning something new. Mayan civilization and history is fascinating. Thanks for the review.