Wildlife Wong and the
This nonfiction chapter book is suitable for kids aged 8-12. It includes an engaging true life adventure story of a bearded pig, information about this vulnerable species, experiments which relate to the story, and a glossary of new words.
Watch this video of author Dr Sarah Pye reading from Wildlife Wong and the Bearded Pig, and don’t forget to watch the experiment videos below too!
Wildlife Wong and the Bearded Pig
When Wildlife Wong was a boy, he had many unusual pets. Do you want to meet some of them?
Wong dreamed of working with wildlife animals, and eventually his dream came true. In this exciting story, Wildlife Wong spends three years living in the middle of the jungle trying to trap bearded pigs. Can you imagine that? Along the way, he meets some crazy characters like Michael, his mate Mary, and their three piglets Pork, Chop and Bacon!
What do you think he learns from them?
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Noa - Age 9
This book has interesting facts about the life of bearded pigs. Both kids and adults will learn a lot. I thought it was amazing that if you stretched out a pig’s intestines, they would be 10 metres long! I recommend this book to anyone who loves animals or the environment, or just if you’re looking for something interesting to read.
Deanne Jeffers - Teacher
Our students love Sarah’s books and are fascinated by the environmental issues and the endangered animals the books are based on. Wildlife Wong books align closely to many curriculum priorities across all primary school levels. Highly recommended!
Ethan - Age 13
I enjoyed this book. I think that the most interesting part is when Wildlife Wong tells his story about how he liked taking care of animals since childhood and devoted his life to caring for them. I also found the information about how they researched the bearded pigs fascinating. A captivating fact I learnt is that bearded pigs used to migrate to find food up until 50 years ago. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes animals and wants to learn more about them.
Wildlife Wong and the Bearded Pig Experiments
Wildlife Wong and the Bearded Pig includes environmental activities and experiments for kids so you can feel like a scientist... just like Wildlife Wong!
Make a Cockroach Trap
Wildlife Wong uses traps to capture bearded pigs and learn more about them. Do you want to make your own trap to catch unwanted guests? Click the video below.
Make a 3D Map
When Wildlife Wong is in the rainforest, he uses topographic maps to get around. But how do they work? In this experiment, you make a mountain on a map come alive!
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