Monday, April 4, 2011

Can We Save the Tiger? by Martin Jenkins - ESSENTIAL

Jenkins, Martin. White, Vicky. Can We Save the Tiger? 56 pgs. Candlewick, 2011. $16.99. Language-G; Violence-G; Sexual Content-G. Back cover: “The tiger is just one of thousands of animals- including the ground iguana, the white-rumped vulture, and the partula snail- currently in danger of becoming extinct, joining the dodo, the marsupial wolf, the great auk, and countless others we will never see again. Look inside to learn why these animals are disappearing and to find out how some have been brought back from the brink of extinction.” This is a well written, informative and interesting nonfiction book about animal extinction. The author wrote the information on a level that would be understood by children. He also included detailed facts about many animals for those who love factual information. We loved the drawings and illustrations. The colors are beautiful intermixed with the pencil sketches! It would be a difficult “read aloud” book, but would make a great reference book to any library. EL (K-3). ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: SL.

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