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Friday, November 2, 2012

Animal Helpers: Wildlife Rehabilitators

Sylvan Dell's, Animal Helpers: Wildlife Rehabilitators by Jennifer Keats Curtis is a nonfiction book for young children that depicts the various things wildlife rescuers do to help sick and injured animals.  

The book includes photographs of real situations at wildlife rehabilitation centers. Animal lovers will be hooked from the first cute picture, and they will be fascinated with the different ways rehabilitators work with animals, from bottle-feeding a baby raccoon to rescuing an osprey in the ocean.

Animal Helpers has a section of enrichment activities, including critical thinking questions, true/false questions, and a compare/contrast activity. Sylvan Dell also provides free downloadable teaching activities for language arts, math, science, and geography.  

One look at how many things you can do with this book, and you'll see how easy it is to take an affordable resource and turn it into a unit study.  

I like all the extras that are provided, but the book in itself is an excellent way to take kids on a "field trip" to learn more about how animal rehabilitators care for these beautiful creatures.

{The publisher provided me with a review copy for my honest opinions.}