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Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot (Scientists in the Field Series) Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 24, 2010
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Pros: fantastic photos! Wow! The text is enthusiastic, beautifully descriptive and has some nicely placed tongue-in-cheek parts. I was particularly interested in the sidebar piece on the original New Zealand conservationist, Richard Henry, and have assigned my 13yo the work of doing a report on him...seems like a great story waiting to be written by someone.
Cons: Perhaps I was looking (personally) for some bits of more adult 'depth' to the writing and that would have been out of place for the overall work and it's anticipated audience; I'm not sure. I was greatly saddened by the unspoken but clear ENORMOUS amounts of money spent on each Kakapo alive. I would not want any species to go extinct, but - ouch! - so much on this bird species. However super-cool they are, they do not have the value of human life. Sometimes it's hard to get the right balance.
In simple, and yes, somewhat childlike language, this book details a story that has happened many thousands of times in recent centuries: A prevalent animal or plant species encounters humans and the animals that accompany us (dogs, cats, rats) and is subsequently reduced to extinction, or near extinction. The beauty and intelligence of the Kakapo make their story more poignant, but no more tragic than countless other similar tales. What is powerful about Kakapo Rescue is the fusion of breath-taking photography and the careful, non-judgmental telling of the impact our human presence has had on other living beings. Young and old readers are invited to contemplate how once thriving species (whales, passenger pigeons, kakapo) can be moved from almost innumerable abundance to catastrophic reduction by human action, AND they are invited to contemplate how dedicated, skillful, and committed humans can begin to undo the harm that has been done. The story of individuals, governments, and corporations banding together to nurture a devastated species toward recovery is powerfully hopeful. Regardless of age, a message of hope sometimes seems more a call to action than repeated and relentless tolling of disaster.
Dr.Suess attempted to tell the story of our human impact on the Earth to children and adults in whimsical form; Kakapo Rescue tells it in stunning photos, simple and accurate prose, and in age-appropriate scientific language. Much as I admire Dr.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful book! Saving this species of parrot, which I didn't know existed, from extinction is such a worthy cause. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Savannah L.
Awesome, we did this for a class group book on non-fiction. My kids loved it.Published 10 months ago by Rita Vannoy
Very interesting account of the scientific efforts to rescue the Kakapo parrots.Published 15 months ago by S. Shepard
Kakapo Rescue was written by Sy Montgomery. It is a nonfiction story about the life of a Kakapo. I chose this book to learn more about Kakapo's and what they are like. Read morePublished on August 20, 2013 by jackh
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot should have been sub-titled Saving the World's Most Endearing parrot. They are so cute, fascinating, and lovable. And endangered. Read morePublished on August 1, 2013 by PDXbibliophile
This book was very informative and interesting. I never knew about these certain parrots until I read this book. Read morePublished on May 4, 2013 by chastity
Kakapo Rescue was, in my opinion, and interesting book to read. It was full of all sorts of information about not only the birds but the area they live in as well. Read morePublished on May 1, 2013 by LilVampChicka