The pictures make this a seductive and spell-binding. True, the words don't tell much about the Amazon life and nature. But for young readers and listeners, it's enough and tells a simple story. No need for the words to tell what the child can see in color. Take time to discuss what the child sees.
I felt uneasy when the children disobeyed their parents' warning about going back to their old home to get their pet tortoise. Not good sense and a threat to their lives. By this episode the author teaches that disobedience is acceptable.