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.
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Frances Barry is the creator of the eye-popping novelty concept books DUCKIE'S RAINBOW, DUCKIE'S DUCKLINGS, and DUCKIE'S SPLASH, and the Fold Out and Find Out books BIG YELLOW SUNFLOWER and LITTLE GREEN FROGS. She lives in London.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1 Each spread highlights an endangered animal, such as the Amur tiger and giant panda. A flap in the middle of the spread, when flipped, reveals the same animal in a different pose. The concept worked well in Duckie's Rainbow (2004) and Duckie's Ducklings (2005, both Candlewick) because the flipping of the page enhanced the visualization of what Barry was trying to show: for example, actually creating a rainbow. The flaps do not work that way here they merely provide a novel way of presenting the material. Nevertheless, this book will appeal to children as the collage illustrations are attractive. There are also two levels of information: simple sentences make up the core of the text I'd save the orangutan, stretching from branch to branch and incidental facts about the dangers facing each animal are written at a higher level and set in small type. This book could be used in a classroom setting to discuss endangered animals with young children, but it lacks the flair of the Duckie titles. Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA
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