Wednesday, 26 September 2012

WWF Wild Friends Snow Leopard Lost (Children's, 5 years +, 10/10)

August 2012, Red Fox
120 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: working for WWF, travelling to exotic places, life for natives in Mongolia, different dangers in a different country, language barrier, trying to convince people to change their way of thinking, friends made, friendship worries, great peril, cuteness abound, puzzles to do, colour photos, goodbyes, some humour

Summary from Random House Children's Publishing

Emily's dad is in Mongolia, helping to set up a new project to help endangered snow leopards in the area. When Emily goes to visit him at half term, she can't believe her luck when she makes friends with adorable snow leopard cub, Leo. But not everyone is as pleased that the leopards are making themselves at home. With the help of local boy Bataar, can Emily show the villagers that there's a way to live peacefully with the leopards?

Nayuleska's thoughts

Awww! This book is filled with cuteness it mad me cry. My heart melted at Emily's kind nature and the adorable cub. I can understand why the villagers were against snow leopards, I'm relieved Emily helped change their mind. I hope Emily gets to help more cute baby animals in the future, and people get interested in helping save animals. Even if everyone only did one of the suggestions in the back of this 10/10 read the world would be a better place.

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For more animal caring stories try Battersea Dogs and Cats Home: Coco's Story by Amy Watson

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