Pandas and Other Endangered Species by Mary Pope Osborne. A Magic Tree House Fact Tracker Book.
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 2012
List Price: $5.99
Review: Cute, helpless, endangered animals. Several species are endangered and may soon cease to exist. The book Pandas and Other Endangered Species by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce is a non-fiction companion book to A Perfect Time for Pandas. This book is 26th in the Magic Tree House Fact Tracker series.
Did you know that there are more people on Earth than ever, so people are destroying the animals' homes for their own benefit. And, some of these animals cannot live anywhere else on Earth. Jack and Annie are teaching readers that there are so many endangered species and so few new species to take their place. Pandas, Yellow-eyed penguins, tigers, Asian elephants, Steller sea lions, Bluefin tuna, Mountain gorilla, Javan rhinoceros, and so many more are on the endangered list. Heroes like Jane Goodall, and George Schaller are helping endangered animals by teaching people how to help and study them so we can learn how to help these animals. Like all other Fact Tracker books, Pandas and Other Endangered Species is filled with valuable information for readers and researchers.
Did you know that there are so many endangered species on Earth? For example, China, U.S.A, Africa, Russia, Japan and many other different places on Earth have endangered animals. But, the facts alone are not the only good part of this book. Like in all the Magic Tree House books, Annie is more adventuress, outgoing, and well-rounded than her brother Jack who is more careful. As a result, any child can relate to some trait of Jack and Annie. And, as usual, they get all their questions answered in A Perfect Time for Pandas. The best quality of the book, however, resides in the lessons it teaches. Unless we do something quickly to protect, and help them, they all will be dead. Pandas and Other Endangered Species is a book that anybody and everybody will enjoy - especially animal lovers. I yearned to know more about the types of different animals that are endangered, how to help them, and why they need help. It is a great book for learning, and is a well-organized and insightful book for all researchers like Jack and Annie. Pandas and Other Endangered Species deserves 5 stars because it taught me that animals just like us need help.
Review written by Omar (6th grade student).
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