National Geographic Kids Mission: Elephant Rescue: All About Elephants and How to Save Them

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National Geographic Kids Mission: Animal Rescue is a dynamic series that taps into kids’ interest in animals and their passion for saving them. In each book, kids discover true stories about animals and the challenges they face, reports and tips from National Geographic explorers in the field, and hands-on activities and rescue challenges for kids who want to help make a difference.

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Overview

National Geographic Kids Mission: Animal Rescue is a dynamic series that taps into kids’ interest in animals and their passion for saving them. In each book, kids discover true stories about animals and the challenges they face, reports and tips from National Geographic explorers in the field, and hands-on activities and rescue challenges for kids who want to help make a difference.

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Children's Literature - Aimee Isaac
The beautiful habitats and harsh realities of the lives of elephants are depicted in this stunningly photographed and persuasive book. Elephant and human interaction has occurred for thousands of years through worship, work, and wars. Today, humans are causing a decline in the elephant population. According to Blewett, there are 400,000 to 500,000 elephants today compared to millions in 1900. The two biggest threats to elephants are poaching for ivory and land loss due to human expansion. Blewett believes that learning about the elephant struggle and spreading the message can help save elephants from further harm. She reviews the elephants’ habitats in Asia and Africa, their diet, their family structure, and their struggles. She asks readers to discourage people from buying products made from ivory and explains how humans can protect their lands from elephants without killing them. She recommends creating petitions, displaying drawings and photos, dressing and acting like an elephant, and creating a fictional crime scene displaying an elephant that has been killed for its tusks. She provides examples of elephants that have been rescued, making the stories relatable to humans. One example is that of Wanda and Gypsy, two circus elephants who were reunited 20 years after being separated. They not only remembered each other but excitedly greeted each other after the long separation. Blewett goes beyond basic background and provides hands-on activities to teach readers how to take action to save elephants. Readers are sure to learn something new. This book is a complete resource for activists. It includes gorgeous and detailed photographs, a link to online tools, and limited maps and charts. Comics are used to illustrate the senses of elephants. The personal stories from those in the field all over the world are enough to persuade anyone to get involved. Reviewer: Aimee Isaac; Ages 10 up.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426317293
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 11/11/2014
  • Series: NG Kids Mission: Animal Rescue Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 275,035
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

DANIEL RAVEN-ELLISON is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and guerilla geographer. His work focuses on nurturing playful exploration, education, and geography through teaching, experimenting, writing, social media, gaming, and more. He's a lead partner in The Geography Collective, a group of about 25 educators and geographers who produce books, websites, events, explorations to inspire kids about the world around them. He's also one of the creators behind the Geography Collective's Mission:Explore, an online game and site for children to explore and learn about their world.

ASHLEE BROWN BLEWETT is a nonfiction writer specializing in science, natural history, and exploration. In addition to writing and researching for National Geographic Children's Books, Ashlee has collaborated with countless National Geographic grantees and explorers to develop television series and specials about their work. A curious person by nature, she hopes to inspire others to investigate and appreciate the natural world around them. This is her second book for National Geographic; her first was Mission: Lion Rescue.

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