GIANT PANDA; TIGER by Michael Bright

GIANT PANDA; TIGER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

These titles in a new series ("Project Wildlife") focusing on endangered animals suffer from awkwardly written, fragmented text and a cluttered format that limits their usefulness. A two-page spread may use three to five photographs, colored boxes of text, captions, and colored borders--e.g., one spread shows photos of a tiger running through a field; a painting of an extinct Balinese tiger; a woman holding a baby tiger born in Mexico Zoo; a box noting that a tiger painting by Rousseau recently sold for more than $1 million; and two paragraphs about the success of Project Tiger. Moreover, sentences like these don't help: "Unfortunately, however, anti-poaching patrols are not common--resources are needed elsewhere." Or, "Female pandas reproduce slowly." Explaining artificial insemination, the author says: "the female conceives and bears young without having to mate." While additional material on endangered animals is needed, these add little. Indexed.

Page count: 32pp
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