Can We Save Them?: Endangered Species of North America

Book Can We Save Them?: Endangered Species of North America

Book details

- By: David Dobson(Author),James M. Needham(Illustrator)
- Language: English
- Format: PDF - Djvu
- Pages:32
- Publisher: Charlesbridge (February 1, 1997)
- Bestsellers rank: 9
- Category: Children's Books
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Can we save endangered species?
Yes, we can!

The environment is constantly changing. People are building roads, houses, bridges, and cities. This development has damaged the natural habits of many native organisms. In this important book readers are introduced to a variety of these endangered species.

Engaging text and stunning illustrations highlight the plight of these animals and plants and suggest ways to help restore their natural environments. From the beautiful cui-ui to the Puerto Rican parrot, readers will begin to understand how each living species contributes to our planet and how we can strive to save each of them.

Grade 1-3?This introduction to endangered species spotlights a dozen North American animals and wildflowers that are bordering on extinction. The well-organized text keeps readers focused on individual species by repeatedly asking the question, "Can we save the...?" The full-color, double-spread format works well: the text on the verso gives facts about an animal, its habitat, and reasons it is disappearing, while the recto describes ways in which people are working to protect the species and what youngsters can do to help them. A wide cross section of climates and habitats is presented, as is a variety in species including insects, reptiles, birds, and mammals. One double-page spread is devoted to wildflowers. The colorful illustrations reflect natural habitats and enhance the presentation without overpowering it. Dobson's writing is generally clear and factual although he occasionally digresses with statements such as "Homo sapiens are kind of funny looking" and that wildflowers "all share one thing?they have silly-sounding names." An additional choice for youngsters looking to expand their understanding of the interrelatedness of all living things.?Diane Nunn, Richard E. Byrd Elementary School, Glen Rock, NJCopyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. Gr. 4^-5, younger for reading aloud. The double-page-spread color illustrations--one for each endangered species discussed--make this book a great read-aloud for the young animal lover. Independent readers will enjoy the brief treatment of habitat, physical characteristics, and habits of 12 different North American species facing extinction. Included are Florida panthers, Oahu tree snails, gray bats, American peregrine falcons, wildflowers, and more. The text on each species includes threats to each animal and practical suggestions for conservation. The repeated "Can we save them?" question leaves the reader with a sense of urgency, yet hope for the disappearing life forms on our continent. The book concludes with an annotated map showing where each species can be found. Susan DeRonne

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  • By Julie M on May 27, 2015

    This book was for my 7 year old grandson but I read them all before I give them to the kids. I LOVED this book. The illustrations were beautiful, the language was age appropriate and the message was clear and balanced. Sometimes people are the reason animals are endangered and there is something we can do differently or to help and sometimes... it's not people and we may not be able to fix the problem.

  • By WebDeavah on December 26, 2007

    In my second grade classroom we did research projects on endangered animals and I was in need of material that my students could read independently. This book was a great source of information for my students and made the information accessible to all. Being able to read about the less talked about animals in danger was gratifying and made the book well worth the purchase. The vibrant color pictures were a selling point for the kids and me! I am certain to use this book in years to come for various projects and reading assignments.

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