Author(s): Martin Jenkins
This is a visually stunning and informative picture book about the world's endangered animals. Tigers are big, beautiful, and fierce. But, like many other animals, they are in danger of becoming extinct. With breath-taking illustrations this large-format picture book tells us about the threats to the many endangered species on our planet and the need to prevent their extinction.
Martin Jenkins is a conservation biologist and consultant for the WCMC, a UN organization concerned with conservation and the environment. He has won several awards for his writing including the 1998 TES Information Book of the Year Junior Award for The Emperor's Egg, and he is the reteller of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver (9781406301748), illustrated by Chris Riddell, which won the 2005 Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in Cambridge. Vicky White worked as a zookeeper looking after the great apes at Cheshire Zoo - where she couldn't keep from drawing them! This is her second book for children - she previously collaborated with Martin Jenkins for their book Ape. She lives in Surrey. In 2008 she was chosen as one of the Big Picture campaign's ten Best New Illustrators.