Books for Kids

Teaching Kids About Endangered Species: Hopefully You’ll Get to See

How can we talk to our kids about endangered species? I remember the first time I learned about animals that could become extinct and remember feeling sad. That’s why I’m excited about this new picture book that teaches children about endangered species in a hopeful and colorful way. Endangered Species

“Hopefully You’ll Get to See” was released in February 2019. It was written by T.R. Elkins, who like many parents, felt worried about the kind of world that his daughter will be inheriting. He wrote the book when he became a dad. In it we learn about 13 animals that are in danger of being extinct in our lifetime.

Every page starts with the phrase “hopefully you’ll get to see” and then gives some information about the animal, including what you call a group of that animal (I chuckled when I learned that a group of orangutans is called a “congress), and what amazing things that animal can do.

The images are colorful, and that message is important: these animals may not be around if we don’t do something about it.

Another message? The book highlights what amazing things a group of human beings, as diverse as we are, can do if we call come together.

Perhaps the best thing I can say about this book is that my son, who is 8, loved it! He even took it to school to read.


A portion of the proceeds of this book will help support efforts to protect animals and their habitats. To purchase this book click here.

You can learn more about the author, T.R. Elkins here.

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Diana Limongi
Diana a mom, activist, nonprofit professional, podcaster and writer from Queens, NY. She writes about motherhood, activism, raising my multilingual kids, culture and travel. She and her multicultural family live in Queens, NY.

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