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Aug 03 2010

Finding Sheeko by Marion Wall

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Wombat Books, 2010. ISBN 9781921633133
Although written like fiction, this book is based on fact. It is the story of what happens when a young orangutan becomes an orphan and has to survive in the wild. It relates how scary life can be for any creature with no mother to provide and look after it. There is the need to eat and drink and the need for protection, as well as the threat to habitat by development. Written by a volunteer from Australian Orangutan Project, proceeds from sales will support orangutan conservation. Despite being a worthwhile story to tell I found the format of a small book with soft cover a little annoying and perhaps best suited to being a classroom reader.
Vicki Nunn

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