Picture books for children: Can We Save the Tiger?

Can We Save the Tiger? by Martin Jenkins is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended picture books for children. Melissa G. of Sweet on Books explains why:

What You Need to Know:

• You’re never too young to learn how to save the life of an animal.

• While tigers are the stars, there are many other animals featured in this book.

• A picture book for the older child, this book includes a lot of details about animals and extinction.

• In the back of the book, you will find a list of online resources as well as a helpful index.

• Illustrator Vicky White also worked as a zookeeper for several years.

Can We Save the Tiger? raises an important question that can lead to a valuable conversation. It’s all about extinction and the role that humans play in the process. The premise is that because of changes that we’ve made to the environment, some animals have become extinct. …This book is filled with many details including where the animals are found, when they were last seen, their life spans, and their habits. There are lots of numbers and statistics and even some challenging names like rosy euglandina and quokka. If you child is ready for all that and is a big animal lover, then this book should be right up their alley. While some of the information presented here is conjecture and the author’s point of view, this book can serve as a starting point to understand and form opinions about climate, government, conservation and animal rights.

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