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May 23 2012

Animal Rescue: Tiger Tangle by Jackie French

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Scholastic Press, 2012. ISBN: 9781742833835.
Recommended for the 7+ reader. Jackie French continues to sell her environmental message this time focussing on captive animals used as a promotion tool.
Glam Rock, pop star, performs with a Siberian Tiger on stage and according to his publicity supports a breeding program at his wildlife park to save Siberian tigers from extinction.
Leo, with his ability to communicate with animals, learns that this is far from the truth and with Mozz decides to rescue the frightened animal.
With elements of Mission Impossible and Mozz's amazing machines the children break into Glam's penthouse apartment via the air conditioning system and of course are caught in the act.
The series could also be used as a tool in an integrated unit on Conservation. The ethics of using animals for publicity is touched on and could be used as a great conversation starter when investigating animal and environmental conservation.
Sue Keane

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