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Beware the Burmese Pythons

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Thanks to Netgalley and Kids Can Press for the ARC of this! 

Very informative, I was glad to see housecats included in the invasive species highlighted. My kids really liked the comic pages, and I liked that it seemed like it was epistolary- there were “news reports”, comics, and other formats that  kept it interesting and engaging. The art style was fantastic.
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A handful of creatures that shouldn't be where they are get a cartoonish look, in the child-friendly manner of the recent 'stamp on a certain bug' campaign centred around the eastern US.  This too is centred around America, and so is not going to be of that much use outside that territory – certainly I live in a place where trying to get rid of starlings is going to be fighting a losing battle, and way below reducing the bloody pigeons in priority.  It's not a long book but it is perhaps surprising there is enough material here to write one about the subject based solely on current problems – the history of us moving critters from their natural place to somewhere unnatural for them is certainly a large one.  Therefore the subject is a rich one, and this is a gentle child-friendly background-cum-campaigner on the topic.
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Thanks to Kids Can Press and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book. 

This is a great primary-middle grade nonfiction book about invasive species. It's written and illustrated in a graphic novel format that is sure to appeal to kids. It is very informative. For each invasive species, it tells where it originated, where it ended up, and how it is damaging the ecosystem of its new home. The illustrations are bright and engaging. I definitely recommend this for middle grade readers, teachers, and librarians.
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There were plenty of facts in the book and the illustrations were brilliant

The book was well laid out, it was nice, bright and attractive too and gave a really good insight into the impact of the habitats from these invasive species.

I knew about quite a few of the species mentions but there were ones that were new to me and I wasn't aware for some how much of an impact they are having.  I live in the UK and we have Starlings as a natural species here but they are reducing in numbers all the time, yet they are spreading far too quickly having been introduced to the US and their impact is devastating the crops.

The books goes quite a way to show the impact that humans have had and can have from their actions of introducing non-native species.  I do think though that for some now it is probably too late to be able to cull the numbers back to protect what was already living there but I hope I am wrong

It is 5 stars from me for this one – very highly recommended!
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This graphic novel tells about a variety of invasive species and the impact that they have on the habitats they have invaded. The story explores jobs like conservationists and environmentalists and what scientists need to research and do to prevent problems occurring from these invasive species. While the book looks like a graphic novel, and thus will be very appealing to young readers, it also has non-fiction text features like a page with labels, text boxes, diagrams and ends with resources and glossary. I love that it has the features of a text you can use for research while being a high interest graphic novel. The speech bubbles contain a fairly well spaced font, and usually with only 1 or 2 per box, so it is fairly easy to read and the fact pages have a similarly sized, clear phot as well as fun “comic style” fonts for headings which are still quite easy to read. I love this book and would highly recommend it! As a grade 3 teacher, I would recommend this book to parents and teachers of children in the 6-12 age range. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the chance to read and review this book!
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Great resourse for the classroom. 

I greatly enjoyed how they broke down the invasive species by their description, how they arrived and their crimes.  Also asking the question how would you solve a problem like evasive cane toads

I can see class projects being build with help of they book.
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es un buen libro educativo para los niños que aprendan sobre estos animales invasores. es muy colorido y aprendes demasiado.

thanks to netgalley and Kids Can Press for a copy of this book.
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