You Can't See a Dodo at the Zoo
You Can't See a Dodo at the Zoo looks at the world of extinct and endangered species. In easy-to-understand language, Fred Ehrlich covers dinosaurs, extinct birds and mammals, and endangered animals, giving clear and concise explanations of what happened to them. Punctuated with humorous verse to emphasize points and illustrated with whimsical cartoons, it's a book packed...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Blue Apple Books
(first published 2005)
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I really like the premise of this book. I think it's important to educate children about endangered species, habitat destruction and the dangers of feral animals. This book starts with the long extinct dinosaurs, then moves on to extinct birds such as the dodo and moa. It was in the endangered species chapter that our author (and illustrator) come a-cropper with some rather egregious errors that are very obvious to even a casual Australian reader. A Tasmanian Devil is not the same as a Tasmanian...more
Jul 12, 2011 Shala Howell rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
My 4 yr old daughter enjoyed this book more than I did. I was put off by the illustrations and Comic Sans-like font. But she didn't mind those and focused on the content, soaking up everything Ehrlich would tell her about the various animals and why they are either endangered or extinct. Which this book is really rather good at.