Published: Sunday, March 27, 2011, 6:10 PM
By Mary Penn | Bay County Library System The Bay City Times
“Leo the Snow Leopard: The True Story of an Amazing Rescue” by Juliana Hatkoff
Scholastic, 2010, 40 pages, $17.99, Ages 4 to 10
What would you do if you found a helpless snow leopard cub?
A goatherd in Pakistan found such a cub. After observing the cub to see if he really was alone, the goatherd took the tiny creature home. The cub, named Leo, soon grew too big to be kept inside. A safe, suitable home needed to be found for this growing leopard — and fast!
This book tells the exciting story of how Leo journeyed from Pakistan to live in one of America’s most famous zoos. The author also shares fascinating facts about snow leopards and why Leo’s story is so important to the future of his species.
— Reviewed by Rachel Bedell, Auburn Area Branch Library