Saving the Tigers In Terai

Summary:

Uncle Max is in Kathmandu using his expertise of camera traps to help locate and study tigers. There is plenty of fun for Riley and cousin Alice: riding an Asian elephant and spotting truly rare species like the clouded leopard. And plenty of danger, too: sloth bears.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Kids can learn about scientific study, endangered species, animal facts, geography, and culture, too. Cover-to-cover there is plenty to learn.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

A book about tigers caught our child's attention, but it was all of the other animals (particularly the hanuman langur monkey) that kept their interest. We didn't realize just how much our child was taking away from our Riley adventures until, unprompted, s/he spotted one of the hidden compasses!

Parent Reaction

This is a wonderful book series. Our child is mostly interested in the story, but we love the box insets with factual information and the photography.

Type of Book:
This book follows Riley as he travels to Nepal to count tigers and learn about life in the Himalayas.
Educational Themes:

The story is fun as a read-aloud book, but has much more long-term value for independent readers. Elementary-aged children, in particular, will find it fascinating reading and a good jumping-off-point for more study.

Reading Level:
3.9
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
5 and Up
Age of child:
Started reading with 5½-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This is a book series that is loaded with great information on top of a fun story. It is fun to have for personal and educational reading.

Title Adventures of Riley: Tigers In Terai
About

Riley's World, Book 1

Author Amanda Lumry, Laura Hurwitz
Publisher Eaglemont Press © 2003
Illustrators Sarah McIntyre
ISBN 0966225775
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Nature, Science
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