Book Reviews


Cooper's sweetly illustrated picture book debut is full of loving details about a wide variety of endangered species. From the gruff-looking Afrian elephant to the alert koala, each creature is accompanied by a page of informational text, including charming features about the animals - the Beluga whale is called the "canary of the sea" because of its whistling ability - and dangers to their lives and habitats. This volume pulls no punches when it comes to chronicling threats to these animals. ~ BookLife Reviews

“While I Still Am is full of interesting facts about the wonderful species who share our planet, and reminds us that behind those different-looking eyes, skin and hair is an individual who communicates and lives differently to us, but as a fellow earthling, has the right to live their life in their own way. A great introduction for young readers to learn to respect other species and to protect all of earth’s inhabitants.” ~ Animal Defenders International

This hardcover book is wonderful - it's beautifully illustrated, and he story is informative, very timely & touching. I highly recommend this book for people of all ages, toddlers, children, and even adults. ~ S Bars


My second graders were enthralled with th story, the artwork, and most importantly, the message behind Jodie Cooper's "While I Still Am". ~ Pamela Liagre, 2nd Grade Teacher, Monteith Elementary School, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan