Green-eyed Cat Cave

January 4, 2018

The Babbling Book has graduated to a whole new blog site Green-eyed Cat CaveGreen-eyed Cat Cave where you can read some great new YA fiction and essays from Tallulah Sewell Barrett.

June 21, 2016

This is an article I have created that is partially done, which was originally written in French, but I have translated it into English for our English readers and kept the original French version.


Et d’autres animaux en voie de disparition

Article par Tallulah Sewell Barrett

Tigres sont des animaux en voie de disparition. Les tigres sont l’un des rares félins qui aiment l’eau.

Les tigres sont des prédateurs et vivent principalement dans les prairies, les  marécages et les forêts tropicales. Tigers se trouvent principalement en Asie, en Sibérie, et les îles indonésiennes.

Les tigres sauvages se nourrissent de grandes et moyennes proies de taille.

Tigres ont généralement deux des trois petits tigres ( bébé ) à la fois. Cubs sont élevés dans les fourrés ou grotte à un jeune âge. Tigres mâles qui ne sont pas le père des petits peuvent tuer les enfants, afin que la tigresse aura plus de petits. Peu de prédateurs vont après bébés tigres en raison de la férocité de la tigresse pour protéger ses enfants. Cubs la plupart meurent à cause de la famine, le gel et les accidents. Lorsque les oursons sont âgés de six à quatorze jours, ils ouvrent les yeux. Parfois il y a des petits dominent, généralement les hommes, qui sont plus actifs et ont plus d’énergie que leurs frères et sœurs. Ils sont également plus susceptibles de quitter leur mère plus tôt.

Il y a beaucoup de choses que nous pouvons faire pour aider les tigres. Une des choses que vous pouvez faire est de choisir des tissus et de toilette en papier certifiés FSC ou recyclés. Vous pouvez rechercher les produits qui utilisent de l’huile de palme durable; regardez pour le café Rainforest Alliance Certified; publier des articles pour sensibiliser le braconnage du tigre et la chasse; et restez au courant.


And Other Endangered Animals

Article by Tallulah Sewell Barrett


Tigers are endangered animals. Tigers are one of the few cats that like water.

Tigers are predators and live mainly in grasslands, swamps, and rainforests. Tigers are found mainly in Asia, Siberia, and the Indonesian Islands.

Wild tigers feed on large and medium-sized prey.

Tigers usually have two to three cubs (baby tigers) at a time. Cubs are raised in thickets or caves at a young age. Male tigers that are not the cubs’ father can kill small cubs, so that the tigress with have more cubs.  Few predators go after tigers cubs due to the mother tiger’s ferocity to protect her children.  Cubs mostly die from starvation, freezing, and accidents. When the cubs are six to fourteen days old, they open their eyes. Sometimes there are dominate cubs, usually males, who are more active and have more energy than their other siblings. They are also more likely to leave their mother earlier.

There are many things we can do to help tigers. One of the things you can do is to choose fabrics and toilet paper FSC certified or recycled. You can search for products that use sustainable palm oil; look for Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee; publish articles to raise awareness of tiger poaching and hunting; and stay informed.


18 Comments Add yours

  1. ysilly3es says:

    One is delighted to see you on the internet!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mowyn says:

    Congratulations on your first blog. It’s great.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. prairiepomes says:

      Thanks, I’m enjoying writing in it.


  3. Zdena says:

    Awesome! I look forward to more. I have no doubt they will all be this great. I sincerely hope there will be dragons in one of them.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. prairiepomes says:

      I’ll try to fit dragons into one of them. My next planned one in going to be about often unseen aspects of Star Wars, seeing as the new movie just came out.


      1. prairiepomes says:

        On the 7th I’m planning to publish one about dragons and why they are featured so much in youth fiction books. I’m looking forward to posting it and I hope you as a dragon fan enjoy it!


  4. Trish Sewell says:

    Well done, Niece. Welcome to the blogosphere. It is your oyster.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. prairiepomes says:

      Thank you, and I hope it certainly turns out to be.


  5. amy loewan says:

    I have enjoyed reading your page Tallulah. Look forward to reading more.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Anit-faith says:

    Apparently the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert call “animals” people. Like, “people who fly” for birds, and “people who walk on 4 legs” . Fun to see you in print, Tallulah. I look forward to reading more.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Anti-faith says:

    Apparently the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert refer to what we call “animals” as people.
    I’m happy to see you articulately posting like this. Looking forward to more.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. prairiepomes says:

    I would like to inform anyone who is reading this that if you have something you would like me to write about, post it as a comment and I will try to fit it in somewhere. I am looking forward to some good suggestions!


  9. Linda Bumstead says:

    I enjoyed your book reviews and the meaningful way you evaluated both the writing and the story itself. Some online reviewers seem to think saying they hate or love a book is a sufficient review without actually discussing the book. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. ysilly3es says:

    Re: Bad Writing, it’s true, it really distracts a reader from living in the story. But I remember fondly Nigel Molesworth, the troubled young author from the British School system, probably the worst writer ever. It’s a trick to make bad writing bad in a way that makes it funny.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. prairiepomes says:

    Re: Languages – good question, daughter, and it’s one that has fascinated people for ages, probably since we first noticed we had languages…

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Joan Barrett says:

    The only child finds companionship in fiction where the characters come alive in her mind and become part of her immediate world. The best fictional characters become best friends. That is why we love good authors who write sequels to their first novel.


  13. auntiefaith says:

    I’m so impressed by your French. When did you start learning that? In grade 6? I see that these posts are about a year or so old.


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