Do you remember Animal Camouflage that I reviewed a while back? Endangered Animals is written by the same author, Sam Hutchinson, and is a educational search and find that I just love the look of. Let’s me show you why I like it so.
Endangered Animals, the details
Sam Hutchinson, along with Sarah Dennis, have put together a book to encourage people to help the endangered animals around them. Endangered Animals and how you can help them is produced by Princeton Architectural Press. In this hardcover tome you will discover all the endangered animals you would expect, and many more beside!
Middle Elementary students should have a fair amount of fun within the pages. Seeking out animals that they have learned a way in which to help.
32 pages filled with interesting facts and small ways that students, 6-9 years old can do to help. Small ways, that, over time, matter.
What you’ll discover
Seven types of habitats are discussed: Rain Forest, Desert, Ocean, Savanna, Mountains, Forests, and Polar. Readers will discover the 8 ways in which animals are classified from least concern through vulnerable to extinct.
The colours blue, orange, red, and green are used extensively throughout the pages. The searches are as white on colour. Each search has nine animals to look for with some of them replicating.
The images you are searching for shown are shown on the “what you can do page”. Raincoast Books provided me with a hardcover review copy. Such a lovely feel to this book,with solidly heavy pages, bright images so you can easily find your way.
The font is geared to an individual sitting down and reading through on their own, You’ll find animals in every habitat under each category. For instance in Savanna you’ll discover the Hadada Ibis which is of least concern and going through seven animals of growing concern until you reach the long-tailed hopping mouse which has gone extinct.
Each animal portrayed has a small write up alongside it. An explanation about the danger is delineated. Much of the threat these animals face is due to human activity. Sarah Dennis is the illustrious artist who brings this story to life for us.
Should you get it?
Endangered animals would be a great book to help you with your studies of animals from around the world. I like how the world is divided into habitats instead of countries, helping students see how regardless of country of origin, habitats have animals affected.
I loved how the author found practical ways for children to help. Too often elementary students can’t see what they can do to help, and Sam Hutchinson finds ways for them.