|Save the ... koalas (Save the ...)|
Author: Sanchez, Anita
Did you know that koalas spend most of their lives up in the treetops, only coming down if they run out of leaves to munch on? How about that koalas eat almost every minute that they're awake? Readers can become koala experts and learn how to save the animals they love.
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 05/15/2023 Each new addition to the Save the . . . series (2 new titles) introduces an animal and discusses why it needs help. Similar in size to middle-grade chapter books, these volumes feature wide-spaced lines of text, plenty of white space, and balanced accounts of their topics. Black-and-white photos illustrate the main section of each book. Giving context to the series’ purpose, one chapter of the four in each volume introduces The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the seven levels of its Red List of Endangered Species, as applied to the animal species discussed. In Koalas, Sanchez explains how deforestation, droughts, and wildfires have diminished the habitats and food supply of koalas. Infectious disease and the koalas’ limited diet (only eucalyptus leaves) also impact their chances of survival in the wild. The efforts of local conservationists and worldwide supporters are discussed, and, in the back matter, readers are encouraged to help and given specific ways of doing so. An informative book for readers who are concerned about endangered animals. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.