What if tigers disappeared forever? This book and its stunning illustrations introduce and educate children about extinct and endangered animals. The author thoughtfully explains why and how some animals are disappearing from the world. It begins with stories of extinct animals we will never see again and continues with animals which are disappearing rapidly, such as the tiger and the Asian elephant. The book ends positively by stories of the animals that have been brought back from the brink of extinction like the American bison and the whooping crane. This is an extraordinary introduction to animal conservation. It was named a “Best Book of 2011” by both The Horn Book Magazine and School Library Journal.
Reviewed by Michelle Zimostrad, Hoyt
Recommended for ages 6 and up