Can We Save the Tiger? by Martin Jenkins

Can We Save the Tiger?

The team behind the award-winning APE returns with an inspiring look at a range of endangered species sure to engage every child who loves animals.Tigers are pretty special — and so are ground iguanas and partula snails and even white-rumped vultures. But these and many other animals are in danger of disappearing altogether, joining the dodo, the marsupial wolf, the great auk, and countless other animals we will never see again. Using the exper...

Details Can We Save the Tiger?

TitleCan We Save the Tiger?
Release DateFeb 22nd, 2011
GenreNonfiction, Childrens, Picture Books, Animals, Science, Environment

Reviews Can We Save the Tiger?

  • Mischenko
    Can We Save the Tiger? by Martin Jenkins is a children's book about endangered species and why it's important to try to save them. When I first picked this up, I assumed it was going to be about Bengal tigers in general due to the cover illustration. It was a lovely surprise to see that the book touches on numerous different animals, some that are already endangered, and others that are on the brink of extinction. Students love the illustrations ...
  • Colby Sharp
    I am trying to read more nonfiction. In the last couple of days I have read both Kapako Rescue and Can we Save the Tiger? If I can find more nonfiction like these two books I will read a lot more nonfiction. I might even say this is my favorite nonfiction book that I have ever read.
  • Puddlyduck
    This is an intelligently written book, that is filled with thought-provoking facts and stunning illustrations. Can We Save The Tiger is an absolute MUST for any library.
  • Sarah
    A very readable overview of endangered animals, with beautiful line drawings. Show the variety of animals and factors that lead to animals being endangered.
  • Christine
    Can We Save the Tiger? Written by Martin Jenkins and illustrated Vicky WhiteAudience: Primary; K-3: Ages 5-8Genre: Non-FictionAwards: Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of 2011Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12: 2012 School Library Journal Best Books of 2011, NonfictionALA Notable Children 's Book 20122011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, Nonfiction2012 CCBC Choices2011 Cybils Awards, Nonfiction Picture Books, Finalist Can We Save t...
  • Betsy
    One Sentence Review: Great nonfiction with an ecological bent that's significantly different from a lot of the standard fare out there.
  • Sam Bloom
    Any book that mentions the kakapo gets bonus points.
  • Jennifer
    Lovely illustrations, and great information but not overwhelming. An excellent introduction to the concept of endangered and extinct animals. Lyrical and factual both. Good for 5 – 9 years old.
  • Edward Sullivan
    Absolutely stunning! Troubling but hopeful. Pair this title with J. Patrick Lewis's Swan Song: Poems of Extinction (Creative Editions, 2003).
  • Rory Scott Douglas
    It isn't often that factual texts can be as accessible and pleasing to the eye as Martin Jenkins recent title 'can we save the tiger?'. The book fuses short choppy fact files with more in depth causal histories that explain why animals can become extinct and that it is within our power to stop these declines.Aimed at slightly older readers (between 9-12) the book has gorgeous illustrations that convey the importance and beauty of a variety of ani...
  • Kate
    This beautifully illustrated book begins with a question on the title page and through its conversational tone, introduces young readers to animals that have been lost to extinction over the years, animals that are in danger, and animals that are recovering, thanks in part to awareness. Without preaching, this gentle text inspires wonder and respect for the space and resources animals need and issues a quiet challenge not to stand by while more a...
  • Melody Costa
    "Can We Save the Tiger?" is a beautifully written and illustrated children's book about the animals that are extinct or endangered because of what humans have done to their habitat. However it isn't one of those preachy books about global warming (I'm kinda sick of those). Instead it encourages people to really think about the effect our choices have on the animal species that live around us. We need to remember that we are not the only species w...
  • Dolly
    This is a fascinating look at endangered animals, some of which are now extinct, some of which are still on the brink of extinction, and some of which we have successfully saved and are no longer considered endangered. The illustrations are simply gorgeous; the picture of the tiger (cover and p. 11) is so lifelike and beautiful. The information provided in the narrative is informative, but not overwhelmingly detailed. It can easily be read at one...
  • Samantha Tai
    This is an excellent book about animals that are extinct, endangered, were nearly extinct and because of conservation efforts have been saved. The illustrations are beautiful. What I thought was especially interesting was one of the animals included was the kakapo, the world's largest parrot found in New Zealand. I am currently reading Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot by Sy Montgomery.
  • Donalyn
    Jenkins introduces reasons why animals become endangered and presents several examples of endangered animals for each cause. Concise information supports research and sparks interest in learning more about the animals. Vicky White's pencil and oil paint illustrations for each animal are amazing with lush detail worthy of an encyclopedia or art book.
  • Mitchell
    Solid children's science book talking through the concept of species going extinct. Very good writing, good precise illustrations. And the choices of animals covered are a good mixture of the obvious and less obvious. Not really a read-it-yourself but not pitched all that high either. And not too short or too long. Not particular inspirational content, so not a new favorite. But worth reading.
  • Deborah
    I don't really like books with so obvious a point to make, but this one does it in a way that isn't too bothersome. The writing is very well done (lots of places to use as models) and the illustrations are really gorgeous.
  • Rachel Watkins
    This exquisite book is illustrated with love and care. Just as we should love and care for endangered animals. Tigers, iguanas, and vultures are all at risk and Jenkins uses examples of animals we HAVE saved to show how there is hope in saving amazing yet threatened animals.
  • Kelli
    Beautiful illustrations!
  • Katie
    An important addition to any elementary school library!
  • LeeAnn
    Great with my 4th graders!
  • Maren Prestegaard
    Non-fiction at its best.
  • Cathy
    http://nonfictiondetectives.blogspot....The Nonfiction Detectives' review:There has been a lot of buzz in the kidlit world about Can We Save the Tiger? ever since it was released in February. You might wonder why we haven't reviewed it yet. We launched The Nonfiction Detectives blog in late April, so we were just getting our site off the ground when bloggers and reviewers were singing the book's praises. So without further adieu, here is our revi...
  • Sam
    Great kids book about extinction and prevention.
  • Joanna Marple
    "The world is quite a big place, you know. But it's not that big, when you consider how much there is to squeeze into it. ....... Us humans have changed the world a lot over the years, to make room for ourselves and to produce the things we need...... Some of the other animals and plants that we share the Earth with have coped with the changes very well. But some haven't."Martin Jenkins, a conservation biologist, accompanies us around the world o...
  • Mary Ann
    Using straightforward but compelling language, Jenkins starts by introducing the concept of what makes animals extinct. "Some of the other animals and plants that we share the Earth with have coped with the changes very well. But some haven't. In fact, some have coped so badly that they're not here any more. They're extinct./ This means we'll never see a live dodo.../ or a Steller's sea cow, or a marsupial wolf, or a great auk..." (pp. 6-8) With ...
  • Big Book Little Book
    Alison For Big Book Little BookThis is a bit different to all the other reviews I’ve done as this isn’t a fiction book, but a non-fiction book. It’s a book that gives you facts and information rather than telling a story. But then that doesn’t quite sum it up either. The style of writing in this book does make it sound like the author is telling a story; it’s just in this case it’s true. I struggled to work out what age group this boo...
  • Kelsey
    Ages: 4-10 yearsAn introduction to extinct & endangered species including the tiger, sloth bear, partula snails, bison, kakapos, and several more. Jenkins provides explanations regarding the dwindling numbers including beauty, ferocity, need for big stretches of land, introduction of nonnative predators, and disease. Jenkins doesn't ruthlessly blame humans for inhumanity but reveals the reasoning behind past actions--reasons that can be overcome....