This book contains poems about animals from Asia, Australia, and Oceania, which are extinct, rare, endangered, or threatened. The text includes sections on mammals; amphibians, reptiles, and sea creatures; birds andbutterflies. The book concludes with a special section of exquisite poems on honeyeaters and honeycreepers from several Hawaiian islands. Just as the poems are suited to various reading levels, so also the artwork reflects artists of varying ages and abilities, from an eleven-year-old amateur to a retired professional. Through a variety of styles, the author engages the mind, emotions, and will of the reader, enabling him/her to see the world through the eyes of an Indian Python, Japanese Crane, Indian Rhino, Horseshoe Crab, or Long-Beaked Echidna, plus many more of your favorite creatures. As you read these aloud, consider what you can do to save the life of one species before it is gone forever.