Atlas of Endangered Animals - Radek Maly, Pavel Dvorsky, Pavla Dvorska
We are born, we live, we die, and we lose our planet. We pollute it, mine it, cut down forests, and transform them into arable land. We pump out groundwater as well as raw materials. . . Entire lines of threatened species, however, are dying before our eyes. Do we want to continue like this? Atlas of Endangered Animals maps out the dangers that specific threatened species face. The writer Radek Malý encourages people to think about their actions. The ambitiously conceived atlas is accompanied by remarkable fullpage illustrations by Pavel Dvorský, supplemented by scientific illustrations by his wife Pavla Dvorská. These are stories of forty species whose ongoing existence rests in our hands.
My review: I read another book from this series at the end of last year (review here) which impressed me to the core. I think that would be the best way to read them. We first must understand what we lost to appreciate what we still have. This encyclopedia contains information and illustrations for about 40 species of endangered animals. It's professionally researched and explained beautifully. As with the previous volume, the left pages display one detailed illustration, and the right page is dedicated to information and several technical illustrations depicting age progression, anatomy, or comparisons. The book teaches us why these animals are going extinct in an attempt to slow it down, even stop it. Every one of us is responsible for the well-being of wildlife and we all have the power to make a change. Despite it being aimed towards middle-grade, I think it's a great book for every age.
Publisher: Albatros Media (March 22, 2022)
Hardcover: 88 page
Reading age: 9 - 17 years
Grade level: 4 - 6
Review copy provided by Ingram Publisher Services @ Edelweiss+