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"Stauffacher's (Donutheart) Animal Rescue Team series opens with a slightly overwritten story introducing a Michigan family that runs a wildlife rehabilitation service. After 10-year-old Keisha Carter; her younger brother, Razi; and their father and grandmother rescue an alligator that has wandered into the city pool, the creature escapes from the family's bathtub (where they've placed it for safekeeping), necessitating a second rescue. Called upon to evaluate the gator's condition, a zoo employee helps deliver the moral: alligators don't make suitable pets and often can't survive when released into the wild by their owners. Keisha is a virtual encyclopedia of facts about alligators and other animals, and the sheer chaos of the Carter family's multiracial household — with friends and neighbors constantly popping in — keeps the story moving. The environmental message, though, is delivered with a somewhat heavy hand, and the humor — largely generated by unconvincingly eccentric Grandma (who's obsessed with fashion and looking young) and grating chatterbox Razi — can feel forced, though animal lovers are unlikely to mind. The series continues in July with Special Delivery! Ages 8 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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In the Animal Rescue Team's first adventure, a small alligator has mysteriously arrived at the city pool, which will seriously interfere with opening day, especially Keisha Carter's cannonball practice. It's up to the Carter family to figure out what to do. Illustrations.

About the Author

Sue Stauffacher lives with her husband and sons in a 150+-year-old farmhouse in the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Over the years, possums, bats, raccoons, mice, squirrels, crows, ducks, woodchucks, chipmunks, voles, skunks, bunnies, and a whole bunch of other critters have lived on the property. Though Sue is not a rehabilitator herself, she is passionate about helping kids know what to do when the wild meets the child.

 

A longtime advocate for literacy, Sue speaks around the country, connecting kids with books to help grow lifelong readers. She is a former book reviewer, and her novels for young readers include Harry Sue, Donutheart, and Donuthead. To learn more about Sue and her books, visit her on the Web at www.suestauffacher.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375858475
Author:
Stauffacher, Sue
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Lamont, Priscilla
Author:
Lamont, Priscilla
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Animal Rescue Team
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.50x5.76x.69 in. .61 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 160 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375858475 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Stauffacher's (Donutheart) Animal Rescue Team series opens with a slightly overwritten story introducing a Michigan family that runs a wildlife rehabilitation service. After 10-year-old Keisha Carter; her younger brother, Razi; and their father and grandmother rescue an alligator that has wandered into the city pool, the creature escapes from the family's bathtub (where they've placed it for safekeeping), necessitating a second rescue. Called upon to evaluate the gator's condition, a zoo employee helps deliver the moral: alligators don't make suitable pets and often can't survive when released into the wild by their owners. Keisha is a virtual encyclopedia of facts about alligators and other animals, and the sheer chaos of the Carter family's multiracial household — with friends and neighbors constantly popping in — keeps the story moving. The environmental message, though, is delivered with a somewhat heavy hand, and the humor — largely generated by unconvincingly eccentric Grandma (who's obsessed with fashion and looking young) and grating chatterbox Razi — can feel forced, though animal lovers are unlikely to mind. The series continues in July with Special Delivery! Ages 8 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In the Animal Rescue Team's first adventure, a small alligator has mysteriously arrived at the city pool, which will seriously interfere with opening day, especially Keisha Carter's cannonball practice. It's up to the Carter family to figure out what to do. Illustrations.
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