Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl

I've been meaning to do this book review for months. I am ashamed that it has taken me this long to even start it. I won a copy in a giveaway, though even if I hadn't I had plans on buying it. 

Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl by Lydia Howe with Buddy and Kay Davis

76 Pages

Published 2013 through Answers in Genesis

This book contains two stories. One is told from Lydia's point of view as she tells about one of the Answers in Genesis conference she helps with. She writes about some of the people she met and how she had the chance to scoring a book store for a secret compartment containing old and valuable books.
The second story is about her adopted father, Buddy Davis. He and two of his friends travel deep into a cave to examine cave drawings of pterodactyls. There they encountered more than drawings when one of their party breaks his leg.

What I liked
I wouldn't call this book an edge-of-your-seat adventure but it was still exciting and enjoyable. The two stories fit well together and Buddy Davis's story even contains pictures of the cave he was in.
This is, obviously, a creation story. I thought it was well written, without giving the impression that the author was trying to force her beliefs. As a Christian who believes in creation, I know how hard this can be sometimes and I admired her skill in talking about it.

What I didn't like
There was nothing I didn't like, except I thought it was too short. I am hoping there will be more books written by Lydia so I will have even more to read. I should add that even though it was a short story it didn't feel like anything was missing from it. I just like fat books. 

This is a story which can be enjoyed by all ages. My mom even read it and liked it, though like me she was left hoping there would be more books. I am thinking of reading it to the girls I babysit - the youngest are seven and I am sure even they would like it.

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