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Sunday, 16 January 2011

Review: Wild Rescue series

This brand new series for primary school kids mixes a number of intriguing elements to make it a success. High adventure, suspense, likeable characters, environmental issues, mystery and fast pace all work together to make this a page-turner for both boys and girls.

Complete with black and white illustrations, each book has twins Ben and Zoe on a new rescue mission. Are they up to the challenges?

These are must-reads for any child.

Book 1: When twins Ben and Zoe receive a mysterious message from the famous zoologist Dr Stephen Fisher, their lives are about to change forever.


Dr Fisher wants them to join Wild, a top-secret organisation that saves animals in danger. But are Ben and Zoe ready for their first mission - to rescue a pair of tiger cubs from an evil gang of poachers?

Title: Wild Rescue: Poacher Peril
Author: J. Burchett and S. Vogler
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, $12.95 RRP
Publication Date: January 2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921690259
For ages: 7+
Type: Novel

This book is available online

Book 2: Twins Ben and Zoe have to rescue a baby panda that's escaped from a wildlife sanctuary and might starve to death! But that's not Ben and Zoe's only worry. There's a leopard on the prowl, and it's hungry too!

Title: Wild Rescue: Earthquake Escape
Author: J. Burchett and S. Vogler
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, $12.95 RRP
Publication Date: January 2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921690266
For ages: 7+
Type: Novel

This book is available online

Book 3: Ben and Zoe are going to the remotest of jungles of Borneo, where loggers have destroyed the home of a young orang-utan.

But it's not only the orang-utan who's in danger. Someone has their eye on the reservation's precious rainforest land, and it seems they'll stop at nothing to get it.

Title: Wild Rescue: Forest Fire
Author: J. Burchett and S. Vogler
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, $12.95 RRP
Publication Date: January 2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921690273
For ages: 7+
Type: Novel

This book is available online

Book 4: Wild HQ is sending Ben and Zoe to the Arctic! A mother polar bear has been killed and Ben and Zoe need to save her orphaned cubs, who are lost in the icy wilderness.

If the young polar bears aren't found soon, they won't stand a chance. But the cubs could be anywhere, and there's a vicious storm brewing.

Title: Wild Rescue: Polar Meltdown
Author: J. Burchett and S. Vogler
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, $12.95 RRP
Publication Date: January 2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921690280
For ages: 7+
Type: Novel

This book is available online

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