The Jane Goodall Institute has published many books with interesting and easy-to-read information for children. In the `Wildebeest Family', the author covers many important aspects of the lives of the Family. She starts with Jacko, a calf just born, struggling to stand up, with his mother encouraging him. He stands up in ten minutes, but falls often, and tries to suckle. The author explains that there are many calves of different species born in the Great Plains, but they have predators like wild dogs and cheetahs.
The young wildebeests play. Part of the play is pretending to fight. They are full of energy, and playing helps them to become strong. The young ones follow their mothers and older wildebeests, and whole group migrates and travels together. Even the young ones can swim across lakes and cross difficult places. During rainy season, they gather where the grass is green and water collects so they have plenty to eat and drink.
This is a beautifully written book for children, covering pertinent facts. The photography is excellent.