Book Review: A - Z of Endangered Animals by Jennifer Cossins

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Title: A - Z of Endangered Animals
Author: Jennifer Cossins
Publication Date: This edition published in June 2017

Synopsis: "On this journey through the alphabet you will encounter some of the world's most beautiful, rare and endangered animals - from the majestic Amur Tiger and the curious Kakapo, to the misunderstood Tasmanian Devil and the shy Zebra Duiker.
Come on an illustrated expedition through the animal kingdom with Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins."

My thoughts: Kids' books! Are they always for kids? Answer: no, most definitely not. There is so much joy to be found in picture books, no matter your age. In this particular book, Jennifer Cossins does an amazing job of introducing the reader to many different animals - giving a little bit of info about each, including an interesting fact, and then discussing why they are becoming harder to find.

One might think that a book about just endangered animals would make the reader feel very sad, perhaps even defeated. And you do feel a little of that. But, with Cossins beautiful artwork and discussion of the animals, you also find yourself feeling motivated to help out more, and to learn more about the animals that we may lose forever, if we are not careful.

This is a delightful book, beautifully presented, and I will be keeping it on my shelf. I suggest you check out a copy, too!

[I received a review copy of this book from Hachette in exchange for an honest book review. Thank you!!!]

A favourite line from the book: 'Interesting Fact: Kakapos are good climbers and although they can't fly, their wings are used like a parachute when jumping out of trees.'

You would like this book if: You enjoy books about animals and learning about which animals are endangered; you enjoy beautiful illustrations.

Tea to drink while reading this book: Something organic and fairtrade would be a good idea!

Rating:  10/10

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