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48 pages

Pub Date

Mar 5, 2020



Age 5 +

Red Alert

15 Endangered Animals Fighting to Survive

By Catherine Barr
Illustrated by Anne Wilson

Pick a place. Choose a creature. Discover its story and the danger it faces. Then find out how to help it survive.

15 wild and wonderful creatures, all on the IUCN Red List, need our help - this important book is interactive, engaging and informative, and will inspire children to save their planet!

Red Alert! is inspired and endorsed by the 'Red List' database maintained by International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Currently the list includes over 70,000 species known to be at risk, but it grows larger all the time.



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"Vibrant colourful spreads which are as much about the scientists working to limit extinctions as the animals themselves, remind readers that global conservation is a race and that there is an element of excitement in what scientists are working to achieve. Exposition is delivered here with refreshing humanity, inspiring readers to sit up, champion the challenges that animals face, and take action."

BBC Wildlife

"I am confident that this book will be pored over individually, shared with friends, and discussed by primary school children of all ages. Although the text focuses on only fifteen creatures, the final list of another sixty endangered species will be hard to ignore. Who would not want to know more about the Golden-rumped Sengi, the Northern Quoll, the Devil’s Hole Pupfish or the Banded Cotinga? And the tribute written by Sir David Attenborough in praise of the IUCN Red List emphasises that this is a book with huge credibility and relevance for a young contemporary audience."

Just Imagine

"Essential reading for young environmentalists, a guide to 15 endangered species in six different habitats. There’s detailed information about the challenges each creature faces, along with practical tips on what can be done. Interactive and inspiring."

Fiona Noble - The Bookseller


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Catherine Barr


Catherine Barr is the author of many information books, including the bestselling The Story of Life, Catherine has a special talent for books on "big issues for small people". She studied Ecology at Leeds University and worked as a campaigner for Greenpeace. She lives in Herefordshire, England.

Anne Wilson


Anne Wilson has as MA in illustration from Central St Martins College of Art, London and has been practising as an illustrator for over 15 years. Much of her work is inspired by everyday life; pattern, colour and shape, She incorporates figurative elements, layers and textures, with mixed media, printmaking and computer techniques. She illustrated Catherine Barr's Red Alert. Anne Wilson lives in Goring-on-Thames, Berkshire.


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