The part of the book that made the most impact on Lizzie was the danger that tigers face and the reasons why they are endangered. We talked about illegal hunting and the destruction of their habitat. If you think that a 4-year-old wouldn’t understand, you would be wrong. The book broached the subject simply and honestly and Lizzie’s natural empathy towards animals really helped her understand.
She was quite concerned that we didn’t have any white paint or paper out. She knew that tigers had white fur in addition to the orange and black. She finally solved the problem herself by using glue to make the white fur. (I didn’t have the heart to tell her that the glue would dry clear!)
The craft seemed to have much more meaning when we read the book while working on it. We learned a lot, made a really cool craft and most importantly planted the seed about wildlife conservation.
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