Every book has a story. No…not the one between the covers. The story that got you to the book in the first place. Was it a recommendation from a friend? Did you see it on the shelf? Did a librarian hand it to you?
My book story began with the Oprah show in January. She brought a plane load of Oprah Fans with her to Australia for an all expense paid trip. I am an Oprah fan too! However, since my invitation to join her in Australia got lost in the mail somehow, I had to watch the shows on television!
On the last day, she filmed from the Sidney Opera House and interviewed Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin. They have carried on Steve Irwin’s legacy at the Australia Zoo- Home of the Crocodile Hunter.
Bindi was talking about her new book series: Bindi Wildlife Adventures. Set in the Australia Zoo, Bindi carries on her father’s love for reptiles and other animals in an adventure book format.
It’s a win-win situation for everyone. Kids can read a fun and exciting book, and hopefully lose some of their fear of all things reptile. The Irwins share their knowledge of wildlife conservation with the world. And the Australia Zoo benefits by receiving a portion of the proceeds for each book sold!
That’s all it took for me to head for the store and buy a copy for our library.
Bindi’s books offer a different kind of adventure story to the chapter book genre. Any book that starts with a girl having a pet Burmese python wake her up, and smiling at the thought ,brings a whole new concept to the idea of an alarm clock!
Each story is set at the Australia Zoo and features Bindi, Robert, and their mother Terri.
In book 1, Bindi’s birthday party at the zoo is almost spoiled when a 10 year old visitor tries to steal one of the zoo’s water dragons. Can Robert and a very special green macaw save the day and Bindi’s birthday party? You will have to read the book to find out!
Animal Fact Files with important facts about the featured animals are included in each book. Including some non-fiction facts with the fictional story is a great way to get kids started in some research of their own. Bindi’s books are appropriate for ages 7+. Check them out! They are a fun addition to any children’s library!