Monday, May 9, 2011

The Bindi Wildlife Adventures Book Series: Review

I'm always looking for new a book series directed towards kids to share with my son. Little Man and I have read many books from the Magic Tree House, the Bailey School Kids, and the Captain Underpants series. He loves when we can open a book and already know who the characters are.

We recently were introduced to the Bindi Wildlife Adventures series by Bindi Irwin. For those of you who don't know, Bindi is the 12-year-old daughter of the late Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter. Bindi has her own clothing line, Bindi Wear International, which launched in 2007, and her own TV show, Bindi: The Jungle Girl, which won an Emmy in 2008 and was nominated again in 2009. She’s also won two Nickelodeon awards, and in 2010 her first full-length feature film, Free Willy 4, was released.

Bindi: The Jungle Girl was one of my 6-year-old's favorite shows. He was so upset when the tv station changed hands and he learned we'd no longer be able to watch it, so I knew her new book series would be a hit with him as well.The first two books of the series, Trouble at the Zoo and Rescue (for ages 7-10) were released this month. The Bindi Wildlife Series is inspired by Bindi's real life, raising conservation awareness and living at the Australian Zoo. The stories feature her brother, Robert, her mom, Terri, and her friends.Bindi's adventures help show kids the importance of caring about, and for, animals. She helps children understand wildlife conservation in words and adventures that they can understand and relate to. Plus, the stories are exciting, silly at times, and are able to keep young readers interested.

Trouble at the Zoo and Rescue are available now for $4.99. Other books in the series will be released in the upcoming months. If you have a little animal-lover in your house, they will fall in love with Bindi's adventures.

Copies of the books were provided for review. All opinions are our own.

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