Sorry Safari


Children - Picture Book
48 Pages
Reviewed on 12/18/2020
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Reviewed by Tiffany Ferrell for Readers' Favorite

In Sorry Safari by Diane Beem Wright, we are introduced to a boy named Esromer who refused to say sorry for the bad things he does. His little sister is tired of it so she sends a message on a balloon begging for help with her unapologetic sibling. When the Sorry Safari came and saw what he was up to, Monkeyshines decided that he wanted to annoy this badly behaved boy. Still, Esromer was mean and laughed when his sister fell off her bike and hurt herself. He should have said he was sorry, but he wasn’t so. With every mean thing Esromer did, another animal from the Sorry Safari jumped in to join their friends in teaching this boy a lesson. They wouldn’t let him play or eat and they made his night terrible so he couldn’t sleep. Finally, he had enough of the Sorry Safari and promised to apologize for everything he did and to be a nicer person.

I thought Sorry Safari was a really good and educational read. The importance of apologizing for something that you did wrong sometimes gets lost in translation. Children must be taught not to be mean to people, and when they do something wrong or hurtful to say sorry for what they had done. It took Esromer being bothered by a whole zoo of animals to finally feel the guilt of being mean and tormenting his sister and the neighbors. It teaches children that being a jerk isn’t nice or funny and that, eventually, their actions catch up to them. The illustrations were also beautifully done and fit with the storyline perfectly. Diane Beem Wright has created a fun and educational book that both kids and parents can enjoy.