The Buffalo are Back, by Jean Craighead George
This book is just stunning. Stunning pictures, stunning story. It is just beautiful overall! This is a fabulous nonfiction picture book that has gorgeous pictures and tells the tale of the American buffalo. It tells how life was before the Europeans arrive, when they lived in harmony with the natives of this land…to how their lives and numbers changed after the Europeans took over this country…to how they were very nearly extinct…to how they have made a comeback in modern times!
I was particularly fascinated by all the things that make the buffalo and the plains healthy TOGETHER. The symbiosis that was completely disregarded and misunderstood by the white man. Fascinating stuff!
Share this book with your kids and start a discussion of symbiotic relationships and the importance of ALL life on this planet.