“Endorsed by the British Ecological Society, this narrative non-fiction book would be excellent both as part of a primary class topic and for an individual with a burgeoning interest in ecology.” BfK 5-star review
“From elephants to bees, sharks to tigers, bats to beavers the range of animals is diverse and interesting. Each creature’s features, habitat and its role in the ecosystem is explained carefully through detailed description and annotated illustrations. Visually this book is both attractive and informative being inviting to browse through and to study in more detail.” Library Lady
A beautiful picture book, illustrated by award-winning Hannah Bailey, where a teacher challenges her class to decide which is the most important animal of all. Seven children champion a different animal for the top spot.
Is it BEES as master pollinators, or BATS who are night-time predators and pollinators?
Is it ELEPHANTS who shape their landscapes and spread seeds, or BEAVERS who create watery habitats?
Is it TIGERS or SHARKS who keep populations in balance so there is food for all?
Is it tiny KRILL, food for so many whales and sea creatures?
There is lots of information about them, and other keystone species, plus photographs to see them up close and in their habitats. This is a positive and gentle primer for young children from 5 years old about the issues of habitat loss, endangered species and climate change.
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