by Frances BArry
Open this book to a map of the world done in green and blue with ten endangered animals placed in their natural part of the world. Then, turn the page to learn about ten animals who need saving. "I wish we could save all the endangered animals in the world!" "I'd save the AFrican elephant, stomping across the plains." The magic of this book is in the illustrations . You turn a part of the page to reveal something unique to this animal and to read the facts about what is making the animal disappear from our planet. My favorite is the Amur tiger who is seen lurking behind gray tree trunks. His stripes are mysterious peeking through the cut out spaces between the trees. It's a gentle but memorable way to teach our children about the wondrous creatures in our world and the importance of protecting them.
40 pages 978-0763645014 Ages 4-8
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
"Bold illustrations, big flaps, and an ingenious die-cut design invite young readers to peek at the lives of endangered animals — and learn how to help.
Did you know that a giant panda likes to do somersaults? That a black rhinoceros can run faster than an Olympic sprinter? That a monarch butterfly flies up to eighty miles a day? All of these animals — and many more, from tigers to elephants to polar bears, orangutans to dolphins, penguins to sea turtles — are disappearing, threatened by deforestation, poaching, fishing nets, global warming, and more. After enjoying the book’s eye-catching, dramatic format, kids can follow the simple suggestions offered to help save the animals."--from the publisher