This one started off feeling very familiar. I felt like the monkeys were a re-play of their visit to the amazon and the elephant from their visit to Africa. Once we got to the tiger, however, this one definitely turned for the better. I loved what the hermit had to say about them saving the tiger: "you saved his graceful beauty--and
his fierce, savage nature. You cannot have one without the other."
Understanding that everyone has both strengths and weaknesses seems like a fairly advanced concept for the target audience for this book, but I'm very impressed it was included here. And at the way it was once again put across without managing to sound condescending or pedantic.