Dec 30, 14
Recommended to Beverly by:
Multnomah County Library School Corps
10-14 year olds
Read on August 09, 2011, read count: 1
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot should have been sub-titled Saving the World's Most Endearing parrot. They are so cute, fascinating, and lovable. And endangered. As of the publication date, there were 93 left - all on one island, Codfish Island, south of New Zealand. The book, from Scientists in the Field, is the story of the people trying to save the Kakapo and the fascinating facts we are learning about this bird and the other unusual inhabitants on Codfish Island. All tween readers (and adults) will love this story and want to volunteer to camp out on Codfish Island to be a nest-minder. The beautiful photos will hold the attention of even the most reluctant reader and all readers will be crossing their fingers for a happy ending for the eggs of Rakiura and Cyndy (only one ends happily). All readers will fall in love with Sirocco the kitten-like old Kakapo who wants and desperately tries to get human companionship. Hopefully, all readers will have a better understanding of how fragile our eco-system is. A great read for students who think they don't like non-fiction or science books.