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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Cheetah, Eye on the Wild by Suzi Eszterhas

Cheetah - Eye on the Wild

The story of a cheetah, from birth to adulthood, photographed on location in the wild by an award-winning American photographer, who specialises in work with newborn animals. The text will show all the aspects of the animal's life in the wild, accompanied by close-up pictures of the family group in its natural habitat. A spread at the back of the book will give further conservation information, including useful websites.

This book is one of a series called 'Eye on the Wild'. There are four books in the series at the present time, Cheetah, Brown Bear, Gorilla and Lion. The books are by Suzi Eszterhas, a professional wildlife photograph who is well known for her work with newborn animals.

This book tells the story of the first two years of a cheetah's life - told in simple words, perfect for younger children and told in the style of a story although it is full of interesting and useful facts about the Cheetah.

The book is full of beautiful shot photographs and show the cheetah's in their natural environment being young cheetahs, learning to watch and stalk other animals, playing with their siblings and climbing trees. 

This book would be a lovely coffee table book for young children to look at, while also being a perfect addition to a school library or a present for an animal lover.

Thank you to Michael from The School Run Forum and Frances Lincoln Children's Books for sending me the book to review.

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