Mar 5, 2020
Age 5 +
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."
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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 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.