If they are lucky, children receive love and emotional support every single day. It only takes one look at their play to see how they understand the importance of being nurtured. They snuggle their dolls, administer medical treatment to their stuffed animals, and tell stories to their toys. Because of their tendency to have empathy, kids really love stories that demonstrate how animals who have been injured get saved. Animal rescue books help children to remain optimistic and engage in proactive measures to animals.
Suzi’s three-book Animal Rescue series, published by Owl Kids Publishing, offers readers, ages 7-10, a rare view of injured or orphaned koalas, orangutans and sea otters, and the care they receive. Each of the books includes a map, showing the location of each rescue center and the animal’s native habitat, along with an index, glossary and author questions and answers based on common questions from kids. An author’s note at the end of each book introduces readers to small-scale ways that they can help to save these amazing animals.
Have you ever wondered what an animal hospital looks like? This one is particularly appealing, since it is filled with adorable baby koalas! A portion of the royalties from sales of this book will be donated to the Koala Hospital.
Get a sneak peek into the incredible work at the Orangutan Care Center in Borneo. Suzi will be donating a portion of her royalties from sales of this book to Orangutan Foundation International to support their work.
Sea Otter Rescue invites readers inside the Alaska SeaLife Center on the shores of Resurrection Bay in the town of Seward, Alaska. It explores how sea otters become orphaned or hurt and the process of healing and rehabilitating them. It also highlights the people who work at the clinic and how they aid the animals. A portion of the royalties from this book will be donated to the Alaska SeaLife Center.
If your kids love animals...and puzzles, please download this free Animal Rescue Word Search. The download includes two versions of this puzzle (this one and one that's a little easier), along with answer keys.