Animal Helpers: Sanctuaries

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Animal Helpers: Sanctuaries
Just as tiny kittens and puppies grow into bigger cats and dogs, wild animal babies grow into adults too. These full-grown animals may no longer be cute and cuddly. Their wild instincts may kick in. They can become very large, even dangerous. What happens to these exotic pets when owners realize they can no longer care for them but they can’t be returned to the wild? And what about big predators that get hurt or sick? This photographic journal takes readers “behind the scenes" at five nonprofit sanctuaries and rescue zoos, and one care farm, that have opened their doors and their hearts to desperate animals in need.

This nonfiction picture book with a cuddle factor includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 82-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Animal Helpers is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.

Written by Jennifer Keats Curtis
32 pg, 10 X 8.5, Ages 4-8, Grades PK-4, Lexile: AD 860, AR: 4.30, F&P: O
Hardcover 9781607186113 $17.95  
Paperback 9781607186236 $9.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628553451 $11.95  
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Keywords:   animal sanctuaries, wildlife rehabilitators for kids, animal rescuers, animal rescue, animal rescue and rehabilitation, wildlife rescue, picture book helping animals, helping animals in books, helping animals picture book, helping animals wildlife rehabilitators, Animal Helpers Series
Animals in the book:   tiger, Canadian lynx, bobcat, black bear, jaguar, panther, puma, mountain lion, pig
Vetters:   Thanks to the following wildlife sanctuaries and nonprofits for their stories, photographs, and knowledge: Big Cat Rescue, Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, Carolina Tiger Rescue, Safe Haven Rescue Zoo, Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm, The Wildcat Sanctuary

Other books in this "Animal Helpers Series" include:


More than a simple picture book, this is a thoughtprovoking volume that helps readers explore the relationship between people and wild animals. - Science Books & Films

Curtis describes what wild-animal sanctuaries do. Short informational paragraphs are set on full-bleed, double-page photographs of animals being cared for. - Kirkus Reviews

Additionally, the book shows the hard work that is required of the animals' caretakers try to keep them occupied and healthy. Truly, this must be a labor of love. - Reading Today

Author/Illustrator Info:

Award-winning Jennifer Keats Curtis has penned numerous stories about animals, including Creek Critters, Kali's Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue (Children's Choice Book Award Winner) and After A While Crocodile: Alexa’s Diary (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children), with co-author Dr. Brady Barr of Nat Geo Wild's Dangerous Encounter, Baby Bear's Adoption with wildlife biologists at Michigan's DNR, River Rescue with Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.; and Moonlight Crab Count with co-author Dr. Neeti Bathala. The long-time writer's other recent books include The Lizard Lady, with co-author Dr. Nicole Angeli, Maggie: Alaska's Last Elephant and the Animal Helpers series. When not writing, Jennifer can be found among students and teachers, talking about literacy and conservation.


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