While on an early morning bushwalk, Bindi and her best friend, Rosie, notice smoke on the horizon. It's a bushfire! As the girls watch, hot winds fan the flames, spreading the fire across the national park. The girls rush to volunteer at the Australian Wildlife Hospital caring for victims of the fire. Can they save a mama koala and her baby joey?...
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Bushfire! Bindi Wildlife Adventures by Bindi Irwin and Jess BlackSourcebooks Jabberwocky (June 1, 2011)ISBN-10: 1402255209ISBN-13: 978-1402255205112 Pages Ages 9-12 Children’s Picture Book Wildlife Conservation [email protected] Irwin is the daughter of “The Crocodile Hunter.” She is a 12-year old Emmy-award- winning actress, TV host, and conservationist.Reviewer: Renee HandBindi’s Wildlife Adventures are a blend of adventure, travel, and wildlife conservation. Bindi, along with her best friend Rosie, are on another adventure. This time there is a bushfire in their local national park. Rosie’s dad, Richard, is the head vet at the Australian Wildlife Hospital, so he knows well that a fire in the bush could mean hundreds of displaced and injured animals that would need to be taken care of.Bindi and Rosie offer to help with the situation. When they arrive at the hospital preparations are already being made for what the workers knew was coming. Rescue teams are dispatched to help animals who had been pulled from the fire. Bindi, Rosie, and Richard hop into a rescue vehicle and head toward the fire. Once there, they are immediately confronted with injured animals, among them an echidna and a koala; both animals have burns from the fire. Bindi immediately feels a connection with the koala and spends most of her time trying to nurse it back to health—she is not just trying to save the koala’s life, but also the joey the panda carries in her pouch. Then it happen: the wind begins to change, sending the fire directly toward Bindi’s beloved zoo. Can Bindi save the koalas and the animals of the Australian Zoo before the fire destroys everything?Bushfire! is a great addition to the Bindi Wildlife Adventures series. The plot is simple, focusing on the dangers of bushfires and how they affect not only the land but also the animals. Many animals can recover from the burns a fire can cause, but many more die from smoke inhalation and severe burns. The story was interesting and slightly suspenseful, really pulling on the heart strings and propelling us into wanting to help animals in need by joining Bindi in saving wildlife. Children will enjoy this 112-page early chapter book, of which Bushfire! is the third book in the series. The story is told simply and without any fluff, getting right into the situation and the problem at hand. Readers will learn more about the echidna and koalas in the fact file section in the back of the book.Bindi stays true to her deceased father’s conservation beliefs, sharing his passion about the topic with other children. Each story in this series takes place in diverse locations involving problems that affect wildlife.A portion of the proceeds of the series goes to the Australian Zoo Conservation Projects. Readers can also become Wildlife Warriors, a group of people who love animals. Every book contains photos and more fascinating information about the animals. All children who love animals and want to make a contribution to their salvation will love the direction the series is going and will enjoy reading this book
This is the third book in the series that chronicles the fictional adventures of Bindi Irwin, daughter of Terri Erwin and the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. My children LOVE this series SO MUCH!! We actually read this book TWICE in one night (as well as #2 in this series!!) My children LOVE listening about Bindi saving animals and all the wonderful things she supports! In this book, we learned about the Echidna and the Koala. It was a fun story to read and I love how we learn all types of facts about animals and conservation! We can't wait to get the next book in the series!!
My daughter has loved this. The link between the dangers of bushfire and how animals are affected is clear. She has asked me to get more Bindi books as she's keen to save animals herself.
A quick read for fluent readers, yet it's packed with interesting tidbits, such as what monotremes are (egg-laying mammals) or what an x-ray of the lungs should look like (they should up as black, now white on the film). If you are to read them out of order as I did (this is the 3rd book in the series), I don't recall the book describing who Terri and Robert are. Having watched enough episodes of The Crocodile Hunter I was able to recall that this was Bindi's mother and younger brother, respectively. The hospital veterinarian, Richard (and father to Bindi's best friend, Rosie) has a penchant for sharing his clichés with anyone nearby. One I hadn't heard before, but was quite fond of was "All experience is education for the soul." He shared that and said, "Try to remember that, will you, in case things don't go the way you hope?" I think I'll try to reframe disappointment in that way!I was particularly fond of the poster Bindi made for Dr. Richard that shares the "old" (Gandhi saying of, "Be the change you want to see in the world." It's a personal mantra that I repeat often, so it was neat to see it mentioned in a children's book. At the end of the fast-paced story (82 pages later) there were some "Animal Fact Files" that focused on the two main animals spoken of in the book, koalas and echidnas. I think when I checked it had a Lexile score of 650L, which means little without the chart. However, it's around 3rd grade reading level. I'm not sure how fictious the bush fire story is, but I'm guessing there's a lot of real bush and animal hopsital experience packed into the overall plotline. It's a fun read, esepcially for the non-human animal loving crowd. As an adult I enjoyed the easy read, too.
This review is by my 3rd-grade son who had to read this book for school in August of 2012. The book Bushfire by Bindi Irwin is about a group of people who have to help animals from a fire. The people in the story are Richard, he is a vet who is Rosie's dad. Bindi is the daughter of Steve Irwin and she owns the Australia Zoo. Rosie is Bindi's best friend. At the start of the book, Bindi, her friend Rosie, and Rosie's dad Richard were hiking in the Australian mountains. They saw smoke in the distance so the rushed back home to help out at the animal hospital that Richard works at. Then they went to help out at the fire line. While at the fireline someone brought in a burn echidna and a burnt pregnant koala. The girls brought those two and other animals back to the hospital where they helped take care of them.In the end, the fire got put out by rain. The momma koala died from her injuries but the baby survived and so did the echidna. Bindi and Rosie worked as hard as the grown-ups to save the animals. The animals were important to them so they were willing to work hard. Bushfire was a good book and I would like to read more of Bindi's Wildlife Adventures.
This is the third book in a series about the fast paced, zoo based adventures of Bindi Irwin and her friends and family. In this adventure Bindi helps to treat animals injured in a wildfire. The book addresses the most common cause of wildfires as well as the damage they do to animals and their habitats. An animal that Bindi cares for does not survive it’s injuries. Overall, the treatment of the material is appropriate for most readers about 8 or 9 years old through about age 11. The book has a lovely cover, large print and relatively few words on the fewer than 100 pages. All of these features frequently help to make a book more palatable to readers who have not yet discovered their inner book lover. I found the book to be a big improvement over book 2 of the series.
Really great simple chapter book for young children. Educational, with no negative messages to be found. Not too complex, but engaging enough. I plan to look into the others for my kiddos.I did think that there were perhaps too many characters named for such a short story, as young children have a hard time keeping track. But I imagine reading more books in the series would help that.I hate the cover.
Cute for the kiddos!
I love this book because it gives all kinds of awesome facts
I have really been enjoying this cute series of books. This one was not my favorite, but the kiddos at school are still going to love it.