Recently we received a lovely package from WWF as part of their current Tiger Protector campaign. The package included, amongst other things, their recently-launched children’s book The Tiger Protector. This is a story with the aim of educating children about the risks wild tigers face and what we can do to protect them.
The story is personalised with your child’s name, but one of the things I really like about it is that the illustration is also personalised. When you place an order, you are able to select the illustration that most closely represents your child from a selection of six. This is a really nice touch and definitely enhanced T’s enjoyment of the book. You also choose one adult’s name to be in the story – in our case, this was Daddy.
The story begins with a wounded tiger arriving at the house of your child, and tells the story of your child as they proceed to try and look after it as it becomes stronger and fitter. T really enjoyed the story, particularly as it was about her! Since she is still quite young, the idea of animals being endangered isn’t something she has really come across before, but the story opened up the opportunity to have a little chat about it. For older children, it makes a really good starting point for them to find out a bit more about the tiger’s natural habitat and to learn about endangered species.
The story has beautiful illustrations (particularly the lush tropical forest) and uses really rich language, so there is lots of opportunity for children to add new words to their vocabulary and hear some great examples of descriptive language.
WWF are also encouraging schools to get involved in their campaign. They are running a writing competition for children, the top prize being a copy of The Tiger Protector and £500 for the child’s school. They are also running the Tiger Tales Workshop for KS2 pupils at their Living Planet Centre in Woking.
If you want to order your own copy of The Tiger Protector, and help protect tigers in the wild, you can sign up here.
Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of the book for review purposes, however as always, all views and opinions are my own.