Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Can We Share the World with Tigers? by Wells - OPTIONAL

Wells, Robert E. Can We Share the World with Tigers? Albert Witman and Co, 2012.  $16.99  PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION  Content: G.  

This is a book about the environment and natural habitats.  The book begins with an explanation that tigers might be facing extinction because of poachers and humans encroaching on their lands.  The tiger guides the reader through a basic breakdown about natural habitats and the ecosystem.  There is an explanation about the population increase that has caused harm to animals and disrupted their natural habitats.  There is a diagram of the different extinctions throughout the earth’s history.  It ends with a plea for humans to be more conservative and to share the earth with the animals.  The illustrations help simplify the scientific points being made throughout and there are little “learning circles” that add extra facts or definitions to scientific words.  As with other books in this series, scientific ideas are broken down in a simple explanation that younger readers can understand making this book a good introduction to natural habitats.  My complaint about this book would be when the monkey and the tiger high five each other because the monkey saved the tiger from a poacher, because it’s not consistent with the rest of the scientific feel of the book.   

EL - OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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