Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Endangered and Extinct Mammals by Jennifer Boothroyd - OPTIONAL

Boothroyd, Jennifer  Endangered and Extinct Mammals  Lerner Publications Company, 2014.  $18.81  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.

This book explains what mammals are and the definition of endangered.  It then gives five different mammals that are endangered a closer look.  It has very basic explanations about how the animal is in trouble and a defining characteristic of that animal.  It then has five animals that are extinct.  It follows with ways people can help these endangered animals and gives the success story of grizzly bears coming off the endangered species list.  

The photographs are great and the animals are interesting, but I felt like I wanted to know more.  This series is a real basic look at this problem, but I felt frustrated with the simple re-explanation of endangered instead of how the specific animal was in danger.  

EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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