Cotton, Katie. Counting Lions. Candlewick Press 2015 np $22.00 ISBN 978-0-7636-8207-1 all ages Counting book E-BN
Using the counting-book format, this beautifully-illustrated book of poetry discusses various species that are endangered. The illustrations are by Stephen Walton. There is a forward by Virginia McKenna, the actress and founder of the Born Free Foundation, which works to protect animals in the wild. Among the animals covered are lions, gorillas, giraffes, tigers, elephants, and turtles. In addition to Cotton’s poetry, there is factual information about each animal and a list of organizations one can work with and learn from in the effort to save endangered and diminishing species. Truly a beautiful coffee-table book for any age, as well as a way of introducing young children to the subject of endangered animals.
Summary: Using the counting-book format, this beautifully illustrated book of poetry discusses various species that are endangered. The illustrations are by Stephen Walton.
Endangered species --Carol Kennedy