Martin Jenkins, a conservation biologist, has written several nonfiction books for children, including Ape, Grandma Elephant's in Charge, The Emperor's Egg, and Chameleons Are Cool. He lives in Cambridge, England.
Vicky White worked as a zookeeper for several years before earning an MA in natural history illustration from London's Royal College of Art. She made her picture book debut with Ape. She lives in Middlesex, England.
Magnificent artwork and a careful balance of good and bad news are
the strengths of this examination of endangered species.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
From big, beautiful tigers to the lowly partula snail, the
stunning illustrations in this album of endangered species
accompany a familiar message: Human actions change the world in
ways that affect many other species.
--Kirkus Review (starred review) The artist draws readers in through the eyes of the animals, making it nearly impossible to deny them the attention and respect that their plight deserves....The collection of success stories works as inspiration and provides a clear indication that yes, we can save the tiger, but it requires action, hard work, conscious decisions, and books like this one in the hands of children
--School Library Journal (starred review) Seldom has the gloomy subject of species extinction appeared in such a handsome form...Rather than bludgeoning children with dire eco facts, biologist Martin Jenkins takes a conversational approach...Vicky White's beautiful pencil illustrations lend the message an especially haunting quality
--Wall Street Journal A stunningly beautiful book as well as an eloquent appeal and consciousness raiser.
--The Horn Book (starred review)