Synopses & Reviews
Black Rhino and Tickbird want to know why Crocodile is crying. They search the African landscape for other animals who might know the answer. The few they find suggest Crocodile is sad that so many of them face extinction. But when Black Rhino finally asks Crocodile why heandrsquo;s crying, he learns an interesting fact: Crocodile isnandrsquo;t really crying; heandrsquo;s wetting his eyes in the hot, dry sun like all crocodiles do. And Black Rhino learns something else about crocodiles: they can have you for lunch if you donandrsquo;t watch out!
Including a photo of each animal featured in the story along with a description of its current status on the list of endangered species, this picture book is a great educational tool. A share of the proceeds from sales of the book will go to the Shompole Community Trust, a land and animal reserve in Kenya.
Praise for Crocodile's Tears
andquot;Beardandrsquo;s illustrations are breathtakingly beautiful in their simplicity. The rhythm of Beardandrsquo;s writing keeps the reader engaged, and will lend itself to being read aloud easily...this book is a must-have for any andldquo;greenandrdquo; collection.andquot;
andndash;Library Media Connection
This intriguing book introduces children to the fascinating lives and challenges of endangered species from the unique perspective of an 11-year-old author. The book helps readers learn about endangered species as the first step toward saving them.
Alexandra Wright became an author at the age of 11 with WILL WE MISS THEM? ENDANGERED SPECIES, which was chosen as a Reading Rainbow Selection. Her second book, AT HOME IN THE TIDE POOL, was published when she was 13. CAN WE BE FRIENDS? NATURE'S PARTNERS, Alexandra's third book, was written when she was in high school.
About the Author
Did you know that a Galapagos tortoise can live to be 200 years old if nothing harms it? And yet, the Galapagos tortoise is an endangered species. Learning about endangered species is the first step toward saving them. WILL WE MISS THEM? introduces children to the fascinating lives and challenges of endangered species from the unique perspective of an eleven-year-old author. Realistic color illustrations enhance the engaging text.