Written by: Penny Worms, The British Ecological Society
Format: Paperback / softback
The Most Important Animal of All is a beautiful picture book, illustrated by award-winning Hannah Bailey, where a teacher challenges her class to decide which is the most important animal of all. Seven children champion a different animal for the top spot. * Is it BEES as master pollinators, or BATS who are night-time predators as well as pollinators?* Is it ELEPHANTS who shape their landscapes and spread seeds, or BEAVERS who create watery habitats?* Is it TIGERS or SHARKS who keep populations in balance so there is food for all?* Is it tiny KRILL, food for so many whales and sea creatures? Learn all about these keystone species, plus see photographs of them up close and in their habitats.
At the back there's information about other important animals, such as wolves, hummingbirds and coral. This is a positive and gentle primer for young children from 5 years old about the more worrying issues of habitat loss, endangered species and climate change. "Only if we understand, can we care.
Only if we care, we will help. Only if we help, we shall be saved." Dr Jane Goodall.