Larry Saves the Prairieby Matt Bergles
Through the voices of Annabelle and Angus, discover what almost happened to wildlife on the Kansas prairie. When Larry receives a letter that says he must destroy the prairie dogs on his land,
"Hi! I'm Annabelle. And I'm Angus. We are black-tailed prairie dogs who live in Kansas. We want to tell you a story about a real wildlife hero, our friend Larry Haverfield."
Through the voices of Annabelle and Angus, discover what almost happened to wildlife on the Kansas prairie. When Larry receives a letter that says he must destroy the prairie dogs on his land, he and some of his neighbors join together to make certain that all wildlife remain unharmed.
Not only were black-tailed prairie dogs at risk of destruction but the already-endangered black-footed ferrets were at risk of becoming extinct. In Larry Saves the Prairie, with the help of Annabelle and Angus, you'll discover what it means to be a true hero, and most especially, what it took to save prairie wildlife in Kansas.
- Merry Dissonance Press
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- 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.18(d)
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"Larry Saves the Prairie" is the story of how one man, Larry Haverfield, took on "the system" to conserve native prairie wildlife. The book dispels common misconceptions and explains how prairie dogs, while considered pests by some, are actually integral to the life of the prairie. Everything must be kept in balance in order to maintain a healthy ecosystem. In fact, the endangered black-footed ferrets actually rely on the prairie dogs for their survival. This book shows children how even everyday people can be considered heroes. With its use of standard text as well as cartoon images, the author explains complex matters in a simple manner, easily understood by children. I would love to see him take on other causes and produce a series of books using the same format. This is a brilliant concept: to target children, whose thoughts can influence adults now and who will themselves be the leaders of tomorrow. The book is illustrated by Rob Peters and is recommended for children ages 4 to 8. It includes two coloring pages, information on how you can contribute to the cause, and the author's story behind the story. I received this book in return for an honest review. Full blog post: http://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com/2015/11/larry-saves-the-prairie-by-matt-bergles.html
This is a wonderful book find! It's a book that children can love and parents can enjoy. Prairie wildlife conservation is presented in an interesting way. The dialogue bubbles of prairie dogs Annabelle and Angus are fun. The illustrations and color are remarkable. It's worth every penny spent on it as it teaches how one person can make a big difference.