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Red Alert!

By Catherine Barr
Illustrated by Anne Wilson

An important book about 15 endangered species in six different habitats. Engaging and informative, it will inspire children to save their planet!

This unique book not only makes children aware of the issues of climate change and environmental damage and the effect they have on the wildlife of our planet - but inspires them to rise to the challenge of helping to save our endangered animals. Focusing on 15 endangered species in 6 different habitats, Red Alert! invites children to "Pick a Place" and then "Choose a Creature" – picking out a favourite creature on the page and finding its story. After discovering all sorts of fascinating facts about the life of their chosen creature, the reader can "Meet the Challenge" and find out how to play a part in saving the animal from extinction. This book is inspired and endorsed by the 'Red List' database maintained by IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature). Currently it has details of over 70,000 species known to be at risk, but grows larger all the time.

  • Interactive "You Choose" approach encourages children to think about environment and habitat as well as the animals themselves
  • Includes not only iconic species like Snow Leopard and Blue Whale but also many lesser-known creatures such as the Kakapo and the Chinese Pangolin
  • Gives hope for the future, showing how children can make a difference

About the author

Catherine Barr was a campaign co-ordinator for Greenpeace International for more than ten years, and has also worked as an editor and arranger of exhibitions at the Natural History Museum in London. Her previous books include the bestselling The Story of Life, longlisted for the SLA Information Book Award, and Elliot’s Arctic Surprise, supported by Greenpeace International.

About the illustrator

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.

ISBN: 9781910959961
Imprint: Otter-Barry Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Dimensions: 220 x 300mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Out of Print
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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