Kid’s Book Review: Endangered Animals

Kid’s Book Review: Endangered Animals

About the Book and Author and Illustrator

From the mighty Asian elephant to the tiny rosalia longicorn beetle, creatures all over the world are under threat like never before in human history. Travelling around the world in a series of striking graphic stamps from printmaker Tom Frost, this timely book introduces some of the threatened species and explores why they are in danger.

Written by conservation biologist and award-winning author Martin Jenkins, this is a beautiful and illuminating journey through the world of endangered animals.

Martin Jenkins was born in Surrey in 1959 but grew up in Spain, Ireland and Kent. He attended Cambridge University as a scholar. A conservation biologist by trade, Martin worked full-time for ten years for World Conservation Monitoring Centre, writing about a range of conservation issues. Since 1990 he has worked freelance for organisations such as WWF and a number of UN bodies concerned with conservation and the environment. Martin became involved with children’s books when he was asked to advise on Walker Books’ Animals at Risk series. Since then he has written several titles, including Emperor’s Egg, winner of the Times Junior Information Book of the Year Award and Fly Traps! Plants that Bite Back, which was shortlisted for the same award.

Tom Frost is a printmaker who created the striking postage stamp-inspired artwork in this highly graphic book.

Book Review

I enjoyed picking a few animals to read about each night

Cedar- I was so looking forward to this book when it arrived. My favourite things are wild animals and facts.
Every animal has a whole page for its picture and then the other page had all the different facts about that animal.

My favourites are the blue whale and the red crowned crane. The book tells you where the animals are found in the world, information about what they do/ look like how endangered they are and the causes.

I enjoyed picking a few animals to read about each night. The pictures were very colourful and clear and were like full page postage stamps.

Mum- A great factual book explaining the hows and whys of a number of endangered animals across the world. The illustrations are great and almost comic like to engage younger ones. A great conversation starter book as lots of questions arose from reading about each animal. And a book you can always come back too.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Cedar
  • Age: 6 years
  • Likes: Riding my bike, monster trucks and Lego
  • Dislikes: Spiders and vegetables
  • Favourite Book: The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
  • Favourite Film: Sing 2