Tala the Bengal Tiger
Little Steps, 2021
32pp., pbk., RRP $A14.95
Despite it putting fear into the hearts of others, whenever Veera heard the roar of the Bengal tigers at night or found their pawprints around the village she felt comforted rather than scared. On the day she was born her mother spotted a tiger cub through the window and saw it as a sign, one that has guided Veera as she grew up and launched her own Save the Tigers campaign. And one day the strange connection between the two comes into its own.
This is the second book in the Together We Can Change the World Series, seven stories, covering seven continents, with seven important virtues: Love, Courage, Compassion, Respect, Kindness, Integrity and Gratitude. Each book highlights a fundamental core value, whilst simultaneously encouraging children’s responsibility towards Planet Earth. The books’ protagonists are an endangered or threatened species from each continent, the first being Pedro the Puerto Rican Parrot and the third Wanda the Whale. All author royalties go to Wildlife Vets International.