Reviews and Blog Posts: wildlife

Nature. Ocean giants

Reviewer Rating:
4

I really enjoyed this documentary. The imagery is stunning and it covers a lot of in-depth information on both whales and dolphins. I found it very interesting because it features more than the popular species and more than their typical behaviors. The second time I watched it I realized there...

Blackfish

Reviewer Rating:
4

This documentary confronts the important issue of keeping and breeding wild and predatory animals in captivity. It’s specifically about Orca Whales and the human fatalities resulting in their captivity in businesses like SeaWorld. Although it wasn’t as informative or well-argued as I hoped, there were some real gems of research...

Tigers forever : saving the world's most endangered big cat

by Steve Winter

Reviewer Rating:
5

This book, like others that deal with environmental destruction and conservation efforts, takes the reader through emotional ups-and-downs, from deep sadness at the loss of tigers to joy at learning about the dedication and progress being made trying to save them. While it's tempting to just look at the mesmerizing,...

The one and only Ivan

by Katherine Applegate

Reviewer Rating:
5

   Winner of the Newbery medal (for distinguished contribution to American literature for children) this book started off slowly but once it got rolling it was impossible to put down.  The events in this book are told from the perspective of Ivan, a gorilla whose domain (cage) is woefully undersized....

A snail, really? Yes!

snail eating

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, really is about a wild snail eating. But it goes further and deeper than that - Bailey takes us on a literal and researched journey deep into the silence, patience and awed perception of a wild snail eating from her bedside as she recovers from her own illness.

This book was relatable and comforting for me as it explored the different levels of illness. Although a sometimes sad and difficult topic, this story's outlook became a mirror for my life and could for many other people who have experienced the emotional and mental obstacles of overcoming illness.

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