Thursday, April 11, 2019

River Rescue - Children's Book Review and Giveaway


Book Overview:

When oil spills, workers hurry to clean the land and water. But oil spills can also affect every animal that lives in the area. Who helps these wild animals? On the East Coast, a team from Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research rushes to the scene to save as many as possible. Follow along to learn how these experts capture oiled animals and treat them quickly and safely so that they may be returned to the wild. This illustrated nonfiction is based on the extensive experience of the Oiled Wildlife Response Team at Tri-State.


My Review:

Oil spills are extremely harmful to animals and their environment.  Thankfully, there are a handful of specialized teams who care for the animals who have been affected by oil spills and other harmful environmental factors.  River Resuce is a book that tells about the Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.  Although the pictures are colored illustrations, the story tells the trueness of how this team works to save animals.  This is an interesting account of the work and dedication that goes into rescuing animals, especially birds.  It takes a lot more than just "washing the oil off".  Reading this book gave me a bigger appreciation of these experts and what they do to save wildlife.

The 'For Creative Minds' section in the back of the book further educates children with information on preventing oil spills and helping animals.  As an example, we should dispose of cooking oil by letting it cool and putting it in a container with a lid.  A Wildlife Identification page shows pictures of animals that were helped by Tri-State.  There's also a very interesting Q & A with Tri-State Executive Director Lisa Smith.

River Rescue is a Spring 2019 book release by Arbordale Publishing.

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15 comments:

aperry said...

I am in awe of roadrunners.

Lynne said...

My favorite birds are cardinals and blue jays!

Miri Crosson said...

I like hummingbirds best. My backyard is full of them. In the summer, if you go out wearing red lipstick they'll hover right in front of your face, trying to figure out where you keep your nectar :D

nikkirae said...

Favorite bird?

Geese and hawks. *smiles*

-n

Jan Lee said...

I know you said species of bird but I'd prefer to answer what is my favorite bird. Cardinals are my favorite in the wild, and are our state bird here in Illinois :)

Donna B. said...

My favorite fish are koi.

bison61 said...

bird-I like the goldfinch

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Megan Evans said...

I love cardinals!

Dan Denman said...

I have always liked hummingbirds. I like to watch them around the feeder.

Angie B said...

My kids have been getting pretty excited over the cardinals showing up to our birdfeeder

Heather62 said...

I recently took my girls to an aquarium and they had a touch tank. It was incredible to touch a mermaid's purse (the casing of a shark egg) and a sea anemone. I think my favorite birds are owls because I have one that lives right outside my bedroom window.

Kristen said...

I like woodpeckers.

wen budro said...

My favorites are ravens, crows, and eagles.

Leela said...

I love budgies.

bluecat said...

I like eagles.