Blog Tour | Review | Larry saves the Prairie by Matt Bergles

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Welcome to my stop of the blog tour for the book “Larry saves the Prairie” by Matt Bergles , hosted by Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours.

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Title: Larry saves the Prairie
Author: Matt Bergles
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Publishing date: 1st September , 2015
Published by: Mary Dissonance Press
Pages: 68

My Rating: 3/5 stars  


Through the voices of Annabelle and Angus, discover what almost happened to wildlife on the Kansas prairie. When Larry receives a letter that says he must destroy the prairie dogs on his land, he and some of his neighbors join together to make certain that all wildlife remain unharmed. Not only were black-tailed prairie dogs at risk of destruction but the already-endangered black-footed ferrets were at risk of becoming extinct. 

 In Larry Saves the Prairie, with the help of Annabelle and Angus, you’ll discover what it means to be a true hero, and most especially, what it took to save prairie wildlife in Kansas.

My Take:

Annabelle and Angus are prairie dogs that share Larry’s story. This is good way to teach children the meaning of standing up for what is right, what a real hero is and importance of every living thing on our environment.

The illustrations are really very good. I loved how colourful it was. ❤

What I had a little problem with was the repetitiveness. Children might like it. For the children who are still learning to read it might be a great way to get them imagine the passage that they read. After every passage written in a cute, colourful background, there is an illustration for the same thing. According to me, this is a great way to help children with imagining the things they read and get them interested in reading. 😀










All in all, this is a good book for children for how it’s made and the important lessons donned out in fun. 🙂

Why would I pick it up?


All the illustrations! ❤

Author’s bio:

Matt Bergles is a Colorado native who grew up in Pueblo, Colorado. He earned a bachelor’s degree in social science from CSU-Pueblo, his master’s degree in U.S. history, and a Ph.D. in public affairs at CU Denver, as well as a certificate in alternative dispute resolution.
Matt currently teaches at a K-8 private school in Denver, where he has witnessed firsthand young, inner-city kids’ curiosity and love of animals and nature, observing that every time they are asked what community service project or charitable cause they’d like to be involved with, most K-3 students pick something related to domestic animals or wildlife. This natural love and curiosity led Matt to write Larry Saves the Prairie for young children.
Matt is an independent researcher and advocate for wildlife conservation, especially conservation of prairie habitat. Matt lives in Denver with his wife, Kate, two children, Luke and Mary, and dog Samuel. He is a volunteer coach, a private pilot, and has helped teach his teenage son to fly.


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