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Who Will Roar If I Go?
Who Will Roar If I Go?

Who Will Roar If I Go?

By Paige Jaeger, Illustrated by Carol Hill Quirk


If We're Gone


40 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: June 2018

ISBN 9781945448157

Rights: WOR

Boutique of Quality Books (Jun 2018)
BQB Publishing

Price: $18.95


A beautiful exploration of endangered species and what we can do to preserve them

Do you know what an endangered species is and why animals become endangered? Who Will Roar If I Go? will introduce you to thirteen animals around the world who have one thing in common: they need your help. With beautiful watercolor illustrations and rhyming verse, each animal is sharing a message with you that you will remember long after reading."The King of the Beasts - that's my claim to fame.I've got a big crown of hair that's called a mane."You will meet many animals in Africa: lion, rhinoceros, and gorilla all have something to tell you."With black-patchy eyes, I'm chubby and cute.I'm a lazy bear who chews bamboo shoots."Next visit snow leopard, elephant and tiger in Asia, quetzal in South America, panda and salamander in China, red -crowned amazon and blue karner butterflies in North America, and the pangolin in Australia. Their message is simple, but very important for you, the stewards of the earth:"We need you to care and let us live free.Or there will be no more wild animals to see."Who Will Roar If I Go? will introduce the basics of endangered species to young children and open up conversations of what we can all do to help.Will you roar before they go?


"A local librarian turned author, this picture book has vivid illustrations (not to mention a fantastic cover) of endangered animals and posits the title question to each of their habitats and the animals that live in them. Yes there are the usual suspects, but as an adult I learned about several species I wasn't aware of. It's a book that will provide a worthy conversation with a younger audience about the ever-changing landscape of our world based on natural and unnatural changes being made to it." —Alicia Abdul,

"Who Will Roar If I Go?" ... A Book For Every Young Researcher. From the moment I opened the book, the stories from each endangered animal hooked me and made me want to know more." —Shannon McClintock Miller, teacher/Librarian/Blogger of The Library Voice

Author Biography

Paige Jaeger is an educator, librarian, and professional developer having worked at both the elementary and secondary levels. She is the author of three books on Inquiry-Based Learning and sits on the Advisory Board of School Library Connection magazine. Paige has a passion to get students thinking-wondering-investigating and using new vocabulary acquired in the process. This book was written after watching students research endangered animals and being so surprised---as though they'd never heard of poaching and other travesties causing the "disappearance." There wasn't anyone else she wanted but her good friend, Carol Hill Quirk, to illustrate this book inspiring students to be kind to animals and make a difference. Paige and her husband live in northern New York where they raised their family to love the great outdoors. Growing up surrounded by the natural beauty of New England, its classic architecture and rugged landscapes have inspired Carol to draw. And, with a perennial gardener for a mother and an artistic craftsman for a father, appreciating nature and art was contagious. She majored in Fine Art at Union College in Schenectady, New York, and then devoted many years to raising her four children. In her 50's she returned to art with a focus on pen and ink drawings until a friend requested that Carol illustrate "A Letter from Ginger Boy." This launched her illustrating career and returned her to watercolors. Her other illustration jobs include: Once There Was No Easter, Sophia's School Worries, Sophia's Best Christmas, and Janie Presents Philip's Snowman, all independently published at Shires Press in Manchester, Vermont. In 2016, after reconnecting with her author friend Paige Jaeger, Carol began illustrating Who Will Roar When I Go. Her work was suddenly interrupted by Lymphoma. Today, she thanks God Almighty for the privilege of completing the pages of this book and she will forever be grateful for the inspiring devotion of her family as she struggled thru the months of difficult treatment. Now Paige and Carol hope to complete a series of books on many of the world's endangered species.