About the Book and Author
This is the third title in the AGENTS OF THE WILD series: fun-packed adventures for readers aged 6-10 years with wildlife conservation themes by Jennifer Bell and Alive Lickens. You can find out more about the other books in the series here, they all all published by Walker Books.
Agnes and Attie – AGENTS OF THE WILD – are off to the Sahara Desert on a mission to rescue rare baby animals from illegal wildlife traders.
When a lesser flamingo crashes into Agnes’s window-box with an urgent message for SPEARS, Agnes is ready for the call. Three rock hyrax pups have been kidnapped from their burrow in Egypt, and other baby animals are missing across Africa.
Soon Agnes and Attie find themselves trapped in an ancient Egyptian tomb at the mercy of animal poachers – can they save the animals and themselves?
We would tell other seven and eight year olds to read this book, especially if they care about wildlife
We loved this book. We found the pictures cute and helpful as they showed us animals we’d never heard of and the gadgets were cool to see too.
Cassie’s favourite character was Attie the elephant shrew and Rowan’s was Marceline the fennec fox ninja. We also really liked Agnes. She has the same name as our great Nanny.
The book Marceline gave Agnes reminded Rowan of when Hagrid gave Harry Potter the book of his parents. The setting was very hot but exciting, but really very hot. We learnt that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and don’t just trust someone because they’re nice to you.
Also, that it’s good to make new friends and help each other in difficult times. We liked the message in the story that it’s important to save animals and people shouldn’t trap and sell them. We are vegetarian so we always try to help animals.
We would tell other seven and eight year olds to read this book, especially if they care about wildlife.
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- Name: Cassie and Rowan
- Age: 7 year old twins
- Likes: Cassie: birds, sewing and trees; Rowan: dressing-up, comic book heroes and chocolate
- Dislikes: Cassie: wearing wet clothes; Rowan: mosquitos
- Favourite Book: Room on the Broom and Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
- Favourite Film: Frozen 2 and The Lion King by Disney
- Favourite Song: Into the Unknown by Panic! At The Disco and Stay Away from Mary Poppins