Recently, I had opportunity to review a book called Bindi Wildlife Adventures – Croc Capers. This book is the 7th in a series of Juvenile Fiction books (recommended for ages 7 & up). This series of books was inspired and co-created by Bindi Irwin, daughter of the iconic wildlife expert, Steve Irwin. Publishers Weekly applauds the series, “young wildlife conservationist and media darling Bindi Irwin…is as exuberant on the pages of this peppy early reader as she is on-screen… briskly paced and delivers its message with Bindi-worthy verve.”
I started reading the book to Ian, but he seemed to lose interest pretty quickly. He’s only 6, and some of the talk seemed a bit beyond him. The books are definitely written from the perspective of a young person; which I think would be very appealing to kids in the 8-10 year old range. The covers are bright and colorful and each one features a picture of Bindi (who is just too cute!) with an animal. In addition the the actual story, there are several pages of “Animal Fact Files” in the back. The book I read contained information about Crocodiles (obviously), the Palm Cockatoo, and the Goanna.
The story I read was focused on Bindi and her brother Robert. While preparing to help a team of researchers hunt down some crocs for tagging, they encounter a father and daughter who are camping in the area. The father – Doug – is there to do some research into the possibility of mining in the area. Bindi and her brother – and Doug’s daughter, Alice – are all opposed to this. When one of the researchers gets hurt and can’t help with the mission, Doug is called in to help and soon discovers the real value of the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve. Everyone is relieved when he announces that there will be no mining taking place there!
Here’s a bit more about Bindi and the books:
About the Author:
Bindi Sue Irwin is only 14 years old and is already an international award-winning celebrity. Born to wildlife conservationists Steve and Terri Irwin, Bindi was just 3 years old when she made her television debut on The Crocodile Hunter. She and her brother Robert continue their dad's legacy at Australia Zoo in Queensland.
About the Series:
A unique blend of action, travel, and global conservation, the Bindi Wildlife Adventures series will charm and engage new readers as well as encourage budding young naturalists. Each book is a new adventure for Wildlife Warrior Bindi Irwin and a chance for children to experience new places and new ideas and to learn more about how to help animals all over the world.
Teachers and homeschool parents will be especially excited by the accompanying study guide that goes along with these books.
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NOTE: I received the book mentioned above for free in exchange for my posting about it on my blog. I was not required to write a positive review. I only share items that I think will be of interest and benefit to my readers.