Saturday 3 March 2012

63. International Rescue Book 1: Paw Prints inthe Snow by Sally Grindley

International Rescue Book 1: Paw Prints in the Snow by Sally Grindley
Published March 2012 Allen & Unwin

From the publisher:

Two children accompany their parents as they travel the world helping animals on the verge of extinction. As their parents work alongside international agencies, the children have their own thrilling adventures!

Joe and Aesha are spending part of their school holidays at the Lazovsky Reserve in Far Eastern Russia. Their mother a world famous veterinarian has been asked there to train some young vets on how to anaesthatize tigers. Joe wants to follow in his Fathers' footsteps by being a wildlife he has big hopes to photograph a tiger. Unfortunately the tigers numbers are small, and he may have more chance seeing a bus drive through the woods!

The book is a very quick, easy book to read, but packed with information about the Amur tiger. As well as the conservation message, Joe manages to get himself into the sorts of trouble you would expect of an inquisitive 9 year old boy...but will he see a tiger?

This is the first book in what is a new series by esteemed author Sally Grindley. The series is written to support the Zoological Society of London, whose conservationists work in more than 50 countries to help protect animals in the wild. To find out more click on the links below:

UK initiative: TIGER SOS
Information on the Amur tiger and the camera traps (as talked about in the book) click Lazovsky

Who will like this book: Boys and girls age 8+
Read it if you like: the Animal Rescue series by Jackie French

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