Patricia Bow is a former librarian who studied journalism.
Gr 5 Up-These well-written titles introduce endangered or threatened species, describe how and why they are in danger, and explain what efforts are being made to protect them. In each book, a time line of conservation efforts with regard to the creatures' environments, research, and the law is included. Illustrated fast-fact sections provide information on name, size, life span, reproduction, diet, and more. Stunning, full-color photographs bring each species to life and depict a number of individuals in the field and laboratory working to save these animals. Each book also examines what the future looks like (bleak), and includes information on "How You Can Help." This last section lists contact information for conservation clubs and organizations. Each book includes an excellent index. These attractive titles are a call to action.-Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
One can't read this book without admiring the dedication of those
people working to save another creature on the brink of
extinction.--Gillian Richardson"Canadian Materials"
Award winning... With beautiful photography and inspiring examples of individuals passionately devoted to wildlife conservation, these are excellent resource for the classroom or school library.-- (12/01/2006)
Young readers will be inspired by the leading scientists and conservationists in the field... who are working to help chimpanzees survive.-- (04/01/2005)
Sets the stage for stories of hope through human actions... a good primer of information about chimpanzees and bonobos.-- (10/01/2005)
Illustrated fast fact section... stunning, full-color photographs bring each species to life and depict a number of individuals inn the field and laboratory working to save these animals... excellent index. These attractive books are a call to action.-- (05/01/2005)
[review of series: ] Anyone interested in learning more about endangered animals will find these books fascinating... This series will make a strong addition to any school library.-- (01/01/2006)
Very well organized... numerous photographs serve the dual purpose of adding visual appeal and bringing the text to life... a valuable resource in any school library.-- (04/01/2005)