Will You Miss Us If We Go?

BQB. (If We’re Gone). Dec. 2019. 40p. Tr $18.95. ISBN 9781945448591.
Gr 2-4–The newest installment in the series showcases nicely flowing rhyming text accompanied by beautiful watercolor illustrations. Each endangered animal gets a spread with a rhyme about how they interact with their environment. The text also questions what would happen if they were no longer around. The animals are depicted in their habitats and are captioned with their name and region and feature re-creations of their unique footprints. The last few pages offer rhyming stanzas to call readers to action. Front matter explains why these animals need our help and shares what people can do to engage in conservation activism. Back matter includes a glossary (for harder words) and endangered animal factoids. Some of the featured animals include the red panda, the orangutan, the tapir, and the pygmy hippo. Fourteen animals are featured overall.
VERDICT A lovely addition to nonfiction collections looking to strengthen sections focusing on endangered animals.

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