Croc Capers: Bindi Wildlife Adventures

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Bindi and her family are on their annual trip to study crocodiles. The nature reserve is a beautiful place, but vvith all the crocodiles around, it can be dangerous too. So when Bindi and Robert stumble upon a mysterious campsite, they decide to check it out. Are the campers in trouble—or up to no good?

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Overview

Bindi and her family are on their annual trip to study crocodiles. The nature reserve is a beautiful place, but vvith all the crocodiles around, it can be dangerous too. So when Bindi and Robert stumble upon a mysterious campsite, they decide to check it out. Are the campers in trouble—or up to no good?

Exciting Animal Fact Files included in every book!

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Editorial Reviews

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"I also love how well this book gets kids into animal conservation also by raising their awareness of animals they don't encounter every day." - Lisa Reviews

"Now I have found the next set of books I am going to be buying for my 7 year old - seriously! We read this book (book 7) together - I read it out loud, intending to stop after a few chapters but we both couldn't put it down so we read the whole thing at once. . . It's a completely believable and exciting (for a 7 year old) story about the siblings with plenty of learning as well (about the animals found in the reserve). I say "GOOD ON YOU" Bindi for carrying on your father's work with people of all ages. I look forward to many more books from you." - CPA Mom Blogspot

"A quick and easy read, the story is an excellent intro to mysteries for young readers and has great facts about crocodiles woven in." - A Patchwork of Books Blog

"This is such a cute book, and very easy for a younger reader to enjoy. It will take them to the wilds of Australia and they will learn about all sorts of native animals. A big plus is that at the end of the book there are pages of fact files and pictures so kids can learn even more about the animals.Full of adventure, this book will take the reader on a journey." - The Write Path

"I found this a cute story that also taught about the animal world. Animal and conservation facts were woven into the story in a very natural manner. There is a section in the back that goes into more detail about the specific animals mentioned in the story." - Living to Tell the Story

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402273735
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 393,083
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Bindi Irwin
Bindi Sue Irwin is only 13 years old and is already an international award-winning celebrity. Born to wildlife conservationists Steve and Terri Irwin, Bindi was just 3 years old when she made her television debut on The Crocodile Hunter. She and her brother Robert continue her dad's legacy at Australia Zoo in Queensland. Visit www.crocodilehunter.com
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Chapter One

Bindi and Robert Irwin tiptoed through the bushland.

"Was that...?" asked Robert, looking up at a nearby stringybark tree.

"Shhhh!" replied Bindi.

Way off in the distance, an unusual drumming sound could be heard.

"We're getting closer," whispered Bindi, and brother and sister continued tracking the noise.

The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve first thing in the morning was a hive of activity. Cockatoos were squawking, lizards were scuttling, and crocs were lurking in the nearby waters of the Wenlock River. Having been woken by the pre-dawn chorus of birds, the siblings were now stalking the elusive palm cockatoo, a beautiful coal-black cockatoo with a large floppy crest and shiny red cheeks that looked like they'd been painted on by an overexcited three-year-old.

Finally the duo found the source of the repetitive drumming. It was a remarkable sight. The cheeky palm cockatoo was holding on to a stick with his claw and banging it against a tree branch, deep in concentration.

Robert was amazed. "I thought you were making it up, Bindi!" he said.

"If you ever need a drummer for your bush band, little buddy, now you know who to ask." She smiled.

"But why do they do it?" asked Robert.

"It's to sound out their territory. He's telling the other birds that this is where he lives and not to take him on."

"Cool," said Robert.

"Super cool," agreed Bindi.

A second later the drumming stopped. A flock of nearby cockatoos squawked loudly and rose like an angry cloud into the clear blue sky. The trill of a great bowerbird could be heard, sounding as though he was complaining about his noisy neighbors.

"Something's got the birds annoyed," said Robert.

Bindi was looking in the direction of the dirt track. "I think I can hear a four-wheel drive coming."

"We weren't expecting any more of the croc-tagging team today, were we?" asked Robert.

"Don't think so," replied Bindi.

Each year the siblings and a team of expert crocodile handlers visited the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve to conduct research into crocodile behavior. The Cape York Peninsula was crocodile heaven, and the kids thought it was a pretty perfect place to be as well. This was their favorite classroom in the world, and they loved being able to sit outdoors under towering eucalypts, watching the Australian bush put on its daily performance.

This was remote country-the nearest town, Weipa, was over 50 miles of rough terrain away, so it was unusual to get visitors just dropping in.

"Should we hang around and say g'day?" asked Robert. "It doesn't sound like the ranger's truck."

Bindi looked at her brother, feeling unsettled. "I wonder who it could be."

The cockatoos still hadn't returned to their gum trees.

"I reckon we should blend into the bush and see who these fellas are," suggested Robert.

Bindi smiled. "You're on. First one up the tree's the winner."

The kids raced off to find the perfect tree to climb...although neither could shake the feeling that this unexpected visitor may not be welcome here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Kasumi

    Bindi is the most amazing girl i have ever seen! Keep it up bindi!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    What happened to there tv show

    I miss it

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