By Caroline Arnold, Jamie Hogan (illustrator)
Charlesbridge, $7.95, 32 pages
A Warmer World is a nonfiction book about how climate changes are affecting wildlife all over the world. It includes stories of animals such as polar bears, walruses, butterflies, squirrels, mice, krill, penguins and the arctic fox. It also includes a sad story about one extinct animal, the golden toad, which lived in the cloud forests of Costa Rica but hasn’t been seen since 1989 because the cloud forest dried up. On each page the author, Caroline Arnold, writes about the seasons and weather changes. She tells about how animals are moving and even dying because of the weather changes. She gives information about animals in the ocean, arctic and rain forest.
A Warmer World is a wonderful book. I recommend this book for kids ages 6-9. I like how the author organized the book; she tells about the weather changes on one page and has a story of the animal that lives in that habitat on the other. This book would also be good for people to read who always pollute the earth because they could learn from it. I think this book is good for elementary schools that are studying animals and their habitats. I learned that it isn’t always other people’s fault that animals are hurt, sometimes it’s the weather.
Reviewed by Hunter, Age 9