Welcome to my spot on the blog tour for caring Conservationists, via Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources.
Travel around the world and discover the stories of 20 conservationists and the endangered animals they are helping to save, including the orangutan, blue whale, Indian tiger, rhino, honeybee, Komodo dragon and sea turtle. Positive, uplifting and packed full of information, with 20 fun activities for children to try, this book will show children no one is too small to make a difference.
My Review (5 stars out of 5)
Written by Kate Peridot and beautifully illustrated by Sarah Long, this is a gorgeous book, with an attractive layout and lots of information. Though many of the conservationists mentioned were new to me (like Lily Venizelos), I particularly enjoyed the pages for Jacques Cousteau, Sir David Attenborough and Gerald Durrell, whose lives and work I got interested in as a teenager. With fascinating facts and statistics from around the world, there are also loads of great activities, such as How to Help a Hedgehog and Animal Stories. The main message of the book is about how we can all do something to help, such as buying eco-friendly products.
My only criticism (and it’s a small one), is that some of the language used in the book might be a little difficult for primary-age children, though used as a teaching aid, I’m sure it will provide many hours of activities and projects.
A fascinating and practical book that will encourage children to become conservationists themselves.
Kate is an author of both fiction and non-fiction children’s books. Originally from London, she now lives with her family in the South of France. She writes wild and adventurous stories about animals, people and STEM that encourages a can-do spirit, a quest for knowledge and a sense of adventure.
Caring Conservationists (Walker Books) is her first non-fiction children’s books. A further nine books are in production launching between 2023-2025. Find out more about Kate and her books at www.kateperidot.com .
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