Almost Gone: The World's Rarest Animals

Almost Gone: The World's Rarest Animals

by Steve Jenkins

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060536008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/31/2006
Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 2
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 287,504
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.19(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Steve Jenkins has illustrated many children’s books, including What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?, a Caldecott Honor Book, and The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He has also illustrated Wiggling Worms at Work, Life in a Coral Reef, and Almost Gone in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.


Steve Jenkins has illustrated many children’s books, including What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?, a Caldecott Honor Book, and The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He has also illustrated Wiggling Worms at Work, Life in a Coral Reef, and Almost Gone in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Almost Gone: The World's Rarest Animals (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BNBHarper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: As the title suggests, this book is about a variety of Endangered Animals. Response: I am always fascinated by animals which made this book fun to look at and read. Connection: A fun book for science and working on the word, Endangered. Students love learning about rare animals.
jkessluk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The art for this book reminded me of Eric Carle ("Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What did You See?"). It goes through a short description of 28 animals, it tells you the number thought to still exist, if any, while telling you where they are located as well. I thought it was very interesting and I liked at the end how they mentioned a few animals that were brought back from the brink. Would have been nice if they said why they choose these animals out of the thousands of others that have gone extinct or close to it.
McKennaMiller on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really like this book because it goes into detail about all the different animals that are going extinct, how it happened, and how many are left. The illustrations are beautiful and are collage painted paper. I really like how the book talks about what one can do to get involved and educated about endangered animals. It also gives examples on how certain animals that were almost gone, are now coming back from people trying to protect them.