I love cultural reads. They teach some new vocabulary for another language, introduce flora and fauna important to the region, have colorful pictures that illustrate the action of the story, and make people aware of different ways of life. This story did all that, but the ending was chopped off. I really want to know how the parents would react. The author could have easily introduced some cultural theme about bravery or shown more of the danger that the kids were facing when they took a risk that their own parents would not take. As is, a small child will love this book and not think anything about the lack of an ending. However, as the adult reading to the child, I really wish that the author developed this story a little bit more.