- File Size: 898 KB
- Print Length: 40 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: OnceUponATiger.com (February 10, 2011)
- Publication Date: February 10, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004NEVWLK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,288,656 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Once Upon A Tiger: New Beginnings for Endangered Animals Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
In her introductory notes, Wong invites her young readers to "think" about endangered animals, "to wonder, to worry." She stimulates this thinking, wondering and worrying by presenting ten short, fanciful poems that speculate about the origins of the tiger's stripes, why the Sumatran Rhinoceros is such a solitary creature, and what ingredients a wizard might have thrown together to concoct China's Giant Pandas.
The book is simply illustrated by Sladjana Vasic with lovely drawings that will help young readers visualize the charming creatures who populate the poems.
Asian elephants, polar bears and blue whales are all animals that inspire a sense of wonder, and yet all are endangered by humanity's manipulations of their natural environments. Before you can find the will to protect these breathtaking beasts, you need to be curious about them. Sharing Janet Wong's book of poems with the children in your life is a fine step in that direction.
Poems by Janet Wong can engage your thoughts regardless of the age. They never lose the edge of importance, and still manage to be friendly and, most important, subtle. I haven't got a single doubt that this book will be adored by children, and that it will serve its social function of addressing serious problems as well.
The book owes it's amazing status to design as well. Illustrations by Sladjana Vasic are among the best illustrations for children that I've ever seen. They are fun, witty, original, creative-but-not-arty and thought-provoking.
Children have a fascination for animals and natural life that should be nurtured and treasured, and this is the right way to do it. To conclude, this book is one of the finest examples where serious topics can be addressed in a caring, fun and imaginative way.