By Chelsea Clinton
This junior non-fiction picture book focuses on twelve endangered animals and is full of interesting animal facts. For instance, did you know that a group of pandas is called “an embarrassment of pandas”; that whale sharks never sleep; and that the birds we often see perched on the backs of rhinoceroses are called “oxpeckers” and that they can warn rhinos of approaching danger? This book has large, beautiful, and realistically drawn animal pictures on each page. The animal information is separate from the endangered status information for each animal; if reading this picture book aloud to younger children, you may skip over the endangered status information without harming the nice flow of the book. For older children, the endangered status information is palatable and can encourage discussion about the area in which each animal lives, its habitat, and the prey or plants the different animals like to eat. The back of the book contains a list of kid-friendly ideas that children can do right in their own neighborhood or school to help prevent these animals from becoming extinct. Ages PreK – 2nd Grade.