Item description for Tiger Tales (DK Readers, Level 3: Reading Alone) by Deborah Chancellor...
Overview Explains the sad fate of tigers, which are considered to be in serious danger of extinction.
Publishers Description Tiger Tales and Other Big Cat Stories by Deborah Chancellor. True stories about tigers and other big cats contain lots of information about these beautiful creatures along with a strong conservation message.
Citations And Professional Reviews Tiger Tales (DK Readers, Level 3: Reading Alone) by Deborah Chancellor has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2000 page 335
School Library Journal - 07/01/2000 page 92
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2000 page 335
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Studio: DK CHILDREN
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Apr 19, 2000
Publisher DK Children
Series Eyewitness Readers
ISBN 0789454238 ISBN13 9780789454232
Availability 7 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 22, 2016 02:10.
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More About Deborah Chancellor
Steven Savage is a biologist, natural history author, and Education Coordinator for the River Ocean Foundation. He has written more than forty natural history books for children, including Kingfisher's "Voyages: Oceans."
Peter Bull has worked as a freelance illustrator for more than twenty-five years
Deborah Chancellor has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Tiger Tales (DK Readers, Level 3: Reading Alone)?
A good book and a story that needs to be told Mar 28, 2007
As with most DK Readers for kids, this is a good, balanced introduction to a significant topic.
It looks at the challenges Big Cats face, primarily from the destruction of their environment.
My eight year old liked reading it, and came away feeling that both nature and human beings pose a threat.
I felt the message was presented fairly. On the "pro-human" side, it shows that people have had to kill hungry cats who attack them or their livestock. On the "pro-animal" side, it criticizes poachers who murder (a fair word, in my opinion) a mother cat in order to seize and sell her cubs illegally.
DK Readers have a well deserved reputation for prosenting kids with significant topics in non-fiction. Tiger Tales and Big Cat Stories doesn't disappoint.
Caveat! Nov 3, 2003
I recently read this book with my son and was utterly appalled, both as a parent and as an educator in the public school system. This is surprising because we own numerous other DK books and I am a huge fan of the series. In addition to the fact that almost every story involves some sort of violence (hardly age-appropriate), a tiger is actually refered to as having been "murdered" (p. 35). Not only is the use of the word "murder" for an animal incorrect usage, it also sets an inappropriate tone in a book where humans are merely "killed" (p. 30; a much weaker word for an actual murder). If this book were not intended for reading alone by young children and if it were not part of a series used by schools, I would be considerably less concerned. Nevertheless, parents considering purchasing this book for their children should be aware that factual information is largely overshadowed by an overwhelmingly heavy-handed political message.
Informative and entertaining Jan 13, 2002
My 8-year-old son and I both enjoyed this book. "Tiger Tales" presents a lot of information in text, drawings, photographs, and a map. And I learned something new, too. Do you and your children know why tigers, cheetahs, jaguars, and leopards have stripes or spots but lions and pumas do not? Well, if you don't know, this book is a good source for the answer!