Many ideas on this blog are pointing towards how we – humans – can be eco warriors but did you ever consider how animals can be eco warriors too?
Nic Gill’s book – Animal Eco-warriors, gives us an in-depth yet fun look at how animals around the world are helping to save the environment from damaging weeds, feral animals and invasive insects.
This book has 17 stories about different animals and is told to us through interviews, photographs and descriptions of how the animals work alongside humans to help save some aspect of the environment.
The reader will meet goats who love munching on weeds, bees that wear microchips so we can learn more about their behaviour and farmers that have installed possum boxes to help minimise the damage swarms of beetles do to the native plants.
Each story is engaging and even younger readers will love exploring how each animal helps to save the world we live in.
Nic Gill has done some excellent research to bring these stories to life by not only outlining what each animal does but also giving us funny facts, lists of website to go to to find out more and a detailed glossary at the back.
Non-fiction books often get by passed but this is one that will really inspire – so add it to your library or home book shelf and learn about how valuable these animals really are!
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So what else can you do with this book?
Check out Chooks in Dinner Suits – a great picture book that matches the true story in Chapter 14.
Research further into a chapter that really interested you – could you create a picture book out of one of these stories?
Do you know of any other animals that are eco-warriors?
What is an eco-warrior? What do they look like and what do they do?
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