Tasmanian Devils in Danger
Animals at Risk
Though many people are familiar with the cantankerous cartoon character, few people know much about the real-life Tasmanian devil. Tasmanian devils are found only on an island south of Australia. Though they are grouchy and feisty, they'd rather make a lot of noise than fight. Unfortunately, there is nothing comical about the current situation of this increasingly rare marsupial. After being hunted almost to extinction, the remaining population has been decimated by disease. Readers will learn what is being done to save the Tasmanian devils, and will grow a lasting appreciation for this unique animal.
* Reviews *Series Review: Animals at Risk...With the specific focus on threats to the animals' survival, each of these titles provides a good introduction to the reasons they are endangered. The large, colorful photographs will immediately draw attention to these titles... The clear, easy-to-understand language presents a difficult topic in a child-friendly manner.School Library JournalSeries Review: Animals at RiskThis series packs a punch with up-close photos and wild facts, providing compelling information about the animals features. Students will also find out how they can help these endangered animals . Each book takes a closer look at the comparisons of species, their population, and geographic location in easy-to-read graph format.Library Media Connection