Count Them While You Can . . .
A Book of Endangered Animals
Publication Date: June 2011
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It is said that as many as 150 species become extinct every daythis book inspires children to help take a stand in reducing that number Taking the reader on a trip around the world to meet 10 endangered animals whose futures hang in the balance, this engaging and highly illustrative book travels from the snow leopard in the Himalayas to the black-footed ferrets in the prairies of Wyoming and South Dakato to show a wide array of animals on the countdown to extinctionsome of which are already extinct in the wild. Using a combination of counting verses and straight facts, it highlights the struggles the animals face for survival in hopes to educate children on their plight and inspire them to help. Each animal is accompanied by a gentle verse in the style of the traditional song "Over in the Meadow" that describes the habits of these creatures, while information boxes point out the bleak facts of their near extinction.
Anne Bowman is an award-winning illustrator who has made and fitted radiotracking devices for the Grey-headed Flying Fox and worked as a freelance model maker for Australian Geographic, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, and many more. She is the illustrator of The ABC Book of Animals.