Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books has partnered with several leading nonprofit organizations to produce a series of educational children’s books and materials about endangered animal species. The books focus on the theme of education for girls and highlight the communities in the world where the content for the books were written. The content for each book has been generated through creative writing activities that have been designed to empower young women and their communities by helping them to develop the communication skills that translate into material for the books. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than adding these amazing books to your home library! Each book in the series weaves a story about an endangered species and their habitat. In addition, the end of each book provides readers with additional information about the endangered animal as well as their country of origin. These picture books are perfect for animal lovers and to help raise awareness and understanding about the world we live in.
Each of the eight books in the series were written by women and school children from Afghanistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Republic of Congo, and Nicaragua — their stories are a call for increased awareness for an endangered species in their country. Working together with a number of not-for-profit partners that provide support to the women and children in these countries. Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books donates all proceeds from book sales to directly fund the organizations working to empower these woman and children and protect endangered species in the featured countries.
Yara’s Amazing Nose - Learn how a nose transforms an identity and a friendship for one of the most unique creatures in the animal kingdom – the lowland tapir!
Carey’s First Day - Follow Carey the hawksbill sea turtle as he navigates the hazardous journey from his nest to his future home in the open ocean.
When Honey the Tiger Flew - Written by the courageous participants in the Somaly Mam Foundation’s Voices for Change program, When Honey the Tiger Flew is the story of a young tiger who, through determination and ingenuity, rescues his mother.
The Snow Leopard Dream - Under blue skies dotted by clouds in a remote region, a young girl overcomes her fears and befriends a snow leopard.
Ndeze and Ndakasi’s New Home - Two orphan mountain gorillas learn the ways of the world as they find a new home.
Sam Learns Some Lessons - Using the wisdom of elders, a herd of elephants cope with a water shortage.
Shuba and the Cyclone - A river dolphin loses her way after a cyclone and a crocodile becomes an accidental hero.
Kajo and Akari’s New Friend - Seeking adventure, brother chimpanzees chase a butterfly through the forest.
My kids loved these adorable books. So did I! It was really neat knowing that mother’s from the countries these books talked about actually wrote the stories! I also liked how every book had a lesson to be learned that I could talk to my kids about after reading. Their favorite book was Sam Learns Some Lessons. It follows Sam the elephant and his friend as Sam realizes that even though it is more fun to play, when there is work to be done and everyone pitches in, it goes a lot faster! Just what my kids needed! The facts about the country featured in the back of each book were also very interesting. I learned a lot about what day to day life is like in these fascinating countries. I would recommend these books to anyone wanting to help out a great cause and also enjoy some great books!
The entire set of Endangered Species, Empowered Communities, can be purchased on the Dot-to-Dot website. It retails for $49.95 for all 8 books. That is 50% off retail for each book!
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Disclosure: I received a set of Endangered Species Books in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other manner. The opinions expressed above are my own and any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site.