By: Daniel and William Clarke
Published by: CTO Management Consulting
RRP: $14.95 or $29.95   
 
This charming picture book starts like this: ‘Our names are Daniel and William Clarke and this is the story of our adventure through the jungles of Borneo, Indonesia, to learn more about orangutans and their struggle for survival.

Nothing will stop us helping these beautiful animals and we hope that by sharing our story, you will join our quest to save them from extinction.'tearsinthejungle

Underneath is a picture of the two brothers from Terrey Hills – William, 10, and Daniel, 12, with – here’s the thing – Daniel sitting in a wheelchair because, as the caption explains, he has cerebral palsy and isn’t able to walk.

But along with his brother and their mum and dad for support, Daniel is able to go to the jungles of Borneo to see orangutans in the wild and play with the gentle creatures at Camp Leakey orangutan care centre.

The two boys have written an honest, heartfelt account of their jungle trip, with plenty of jungles photos and ‘fun facts’.

They say there are only 6000 orangutans left in Indonesia due to destruction of the apes' jungle habitat. What little there is left is still under threat, but the boys are determined to help the orangutans by 'buying the jungle back'.

To do so they have set themselves a goal of raising $1,000,000, and with the passionate confidence of youth, they are sure they will succeed.

To help two children make a difference, buy the book or subscribe to the website. It's all at TearsInTheJungle.com

Reviewed by Janne Seletto

 

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