Animals in the Forest, A nature conservation-themed children’s story
Dakota the Deer and her animal friends live in a small, kidney-shaped forest next to a farm. One day they are disturbed by some additional human activity – the humans barge in, make a lot of noise, pull down branches and shrubs and put up a mysterious structure. Some animals are convinced it’s alive, even though others think it’s not. But they’re all anxious – what does all this human activity mean? Is it simply something they’ll have to get used to, or will it be much more serious, like Whanganui the Weasel claims?
The story’s main characters honour young environmental activists, environmental groups, indigenous tribes or places where ordinary people stood up for their rights to land, and clean air and water. Environmental information, guidance and websites are included at the end of the book, to stimulate reader research and discussion.
Can one story save the Earth? It’s up to you!