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Book Review : Caring Conservationists Who Are Changing Our Planet by Kate Peridot

We’re delighted to be sharing Laura’s thoughts about Caring Conservationists Who Are Changing Our Planet by Kate Peridot (illustrated by Sarah Long).

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Walker Books (6 April 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 48 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1529506158
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1529506150
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 5 – 9 years

Discover the stories of 20 conservationists who are looking after our planet and its animals.

Discover fascinating facts about 20 conservationists from around the world and the endangered animals and ecosystems they work so hard to protect.

Bright and accessible illustrations make this book ideal for young children wanting to learn about incredible people who through their amazing conservation efforts have changed the world for the better.

Positive, uplifting and packed full of information, this book will show children that no one is too small to make a difference.

Conservationists featured: Dr Ruth Gates; Voahirana Randriamamonjy; Sheila Watt-Cloutier; Deni Purwandana; Leitah Mkhabela; Dr Biruté Galdikas; Gerald Durrell; Dr Cuauhtémoc Sáenz-Romero; Jacques Cousteau; Carter and Olivia Rees; Latika Nath; Les Stocker; Lily Venizelos; Dr Lü Zhi; Jeneria Lekilelei; Mikaila Ulmer; Tane Davis; Valerie Taylor; Mario Cipollone; Sir David Attenborough.

… with profiles of the world’s most endangered animals and their ecosystems, including the orangutan, monarch butterfly, Antarctic blue whale, rhino, Indian tiger, coral reef, Komodo dragon, polar bear and sea turtle.

Book Review

Caring Conservationists Who Are Changing Our Planet is a wonderfully informative picture book for children about the amazing people that have or are helping our planet by looking after animal and plants species.

I shared this book with my five year old son who was excited to see Gerald Durrell mentioned as we recently visited Jersey zoo. As I read to him, he told me ‘I love this book mummy.’

The illustrations are vivid with interesting text boxes to learn more about each person or specific species.

Each double page is dedicated to each conservationist. I loved that there are ideas for children to follow on each page.

I think this is a great book for home and school.

As a school librarian I would love to see this book in our school library.

A lovely read.

About the Author

Kate Peridot is an author of both fiction and non-fiction children’s stories. In 2014, her children’s story, The Elephant Carnival, won a Walker Books Animal Stories competition for 4-7-year-olds. In 2015 she won the Winchester Festival, First Pages of a Novel award for a YA concept. Caring Conservationists is Kate’s first non-fiction children’s book.

Twitter @kateperidot

Sarah Long graduated with her illustration degree from Cambridge School of Art in 2004. She started off her career at Caroline Gardner before moving into giftware, where she designed bags, ceramics and textiles, designing products for well-known brands such as The Beatles and Moomin.

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