Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Animal Helpers: Sanctuaries - Children's Book Review

Book Synopsis:

What happens to 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.

My Review:

Featuring realistic photos, Animal Helpers: Sanctuaries details what sanctuaries are and how they help exotic and wild animals.  Reading this book will give children a deeper appreciation for the people who work to help the animals.  It will also give them an understanding of why keeping a wild animal as a pet isn't necessarily a good idea.  The "For Creative Minds" section in the back of the book further educates with information on sanctuaries, animal enrichment, and more. 

Animal Helpers: Sanctuaries is a Spring 2013 release by Sylvan Dell Publishing. To supplement the story, cross-curricular lesson plans or educational programs are available on the website.

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


Masshole Mommy said...

Oh my kids would love this book!

VickeC said...

my grandson would love this book,he loves animals

Elizabeth said...

This is a really neat idea for a children's book. It seems like it really teaches children how to responsibly interact with the animal world.