Chasing Cheetahs: The Race to Save Africa’s Fastest Cat (Scientists in the Field Series)

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Chasing Cheetahs is an incredibly informative book about cheetahs. Most people know that cheetahs are the world’s fastest land animals. But did you know they can be as tame as dogs? Did you know that they are very endangered? There are only about 10,000 left in the world! An organization in Namibia is trying to save the cheetahs. They rescue cheetahs and try to teach farmers to stop killing the cheetahs. Most farmers in Namibia don’t like cheetahs because they hunt their livestock. One of the chapters is “Cooking with Poop and Toasting Hair.” It wasn’t as gross as I hoped it would be.

I thought this was a very good book for school. By that I mean it isn’t a story I’d sit down and read like a story, as much as a book that I’d use for a book report. The pictures were beautiful and it had lots of really interesting facts. Not only did I learn about cheetahs, I also learned about Namibia, goat farming and other African animals. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in cheetahs.

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Author Sy Montgomery, Nic Bishop, Illustrator
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 80 pages
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 4/1/2014
ISBN 9780547815497
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Issue April 2014
Category Children's


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