Make Way for Animals!
A World of Wildlife Crossings
Around the world, city highways and country roads have cut through natural spaces. Wild animals are blocked from the resources they need to survive, or must make dangerous crossings across busy roads to get to them. Fortunately, solving this problem has inspired some creative solutions! Take a tour of wildlife crossings across the globe, from grassy badger bridges to underpasses for elephants. Discover how these inventive pathways have saved both animal and human lives and helped preserve ecosystems.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Picture Books, Science|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature, Animals|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JNF003220, JNF061010, JNF051180|
|Dimensions||10.625 x 8.875|
|Guided Reading Level||M|
|Features||Activities, Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Websites, and eSource|
Author: Meeg Pincus
Meeg Pincus is an experienced nonfiction writer/editor, educator, and a diverse children's books advocate. She has written several nonfiction books for children including Ocean Soup, Cougar Crossing, Miep and the Most Famous Diary, and Winged Wonders which was a Eureka! Nonfiction Honor Book and a Kirkus Best Picture Books of 2020. She lives in California with her husband and two children.
Illustrator: Bao Luu
Bao Luu was born in Vietnam and currently lives near Houston, Texas. Bao knew he wanted to become an artist since he was a child. As an artist, he focuses on color and texture in his illustrations.
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“[A]n intriguing non-fiction title that is sure to inspire future wildlife activists and environmentalists. Reviewer Rating: 5”—Children’s Literature
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“Everything readers need to know about wildlife crossings—what they are, why they are needed, who makes them happen—in a book all libraries should own.”—starred, School Library Journal
“Vibrant, softly drawn illustrations show these animals in action and how the wildlife crossings work. Rounding out the volume is a brief look at the civil engineers, scientists, construction crews, and other individuals who advocate for, design, and build these life-saving structures.”—Booklist