Some animals a superstars; featured in books and on the silver screen. Say ‘lion’ and it’s hard not to think of Simba and Aslan. But say ‘pangolin’ and some people will think that you said ‘penguin’. However, their fortunes may be changing.
Pangolins were plunged into the limelight as a possible host of the coronavirus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic. My book, It’s not my fault: A Pangolin’s Manifesto is a direct result of that connection with the global pandemic. The growing number of picture books for children may also be as a result of this increased fame. Hopefully this will lead to increased awareness of pangolins and the threats they face from the illegal wildlife trade.
Some of the books are available to buy online. If they are available to buy on The Book Depository, they might also be available on your favourite book selling website or your local bookshop may be able to order them for you.
Children’s Picture Books
And for a more serious read and to increase your knowledge of pangolins: