These books to help children save endangered species are designed to instill a love of all creatures for the next generation. Ideal bedtime reading, with a serious message underneath. But still heaps of fun!
A Wild Child’s Guide to Endangered Animals is a beautifully illustrated guide to the animals that are at risk from disappearing from our world forever. This book is about the amazing creatures are now endangered in forests, oceans, mountains and snow. What do the sea otter, the shrinking reindeer, the tree-dwelling baby dragon or the Dodo’s long-lost cousin have in common? Creatures profiled include the tiger-tailed seahorse and European eel. Millie Marotta is an illustrator who works from her studio by the sea in a little corner of West Wales. Surrounded by nature in childhood, she still studied wildlife illustration.
Interview with a Tiger (and other clawed beasts) is a great book to introduce children to the wildlife kingdom. If you could talk to animals, what would you ask? This book takes the form of illustrated interviews to a tiger, wolf, ant-eater, honey badger and more. Get familiar with 10 fierce and furry beasts, as they step up to the mic, and share their habits, behaviour, likes and dislikes and favourite foods. Each animal has its own story to tell, and its own attitude. Bite-sized text in a question-answer format is paired with colourful engaging illustrations. Other animals ‘interviewed’ include:
- A wolf
- An ant-eater
- A honey badger
- A giant armadillo
- A lion
- A snow leopard
- A tree-toed sloth
- A polar bear
Save Our Species is an illustrated guide focused on 30 of our most loved ‘at risk’ creatures including hedgehogs, grey long-eared bats, bees, squirrels, skylarks, puffins, barn owl, seahorses and bottle-nose dolphins.