The Animal Rescue Club (I Can Read Book 4 Series)

The Animal Rescue Club (I Can Read Book 4 Series)

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by John Himmelman
     
 

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Who do you call when a squirrel is trapped in a mud puddle or a baby opossum is stuck in a drainpipe ?

Meet Jeffrey, Beaner, Raymond, and Mike—the Animal Resuce club! Adventures wait around every corner as this intrepid band of kids, working with a Wildlife Rehabilitator, helps the wild animals in our neighborhood.

John Himmelman's action-packed story and

Overview

Who do you call when a squirrel is trapped in a mud puddle or a baby opossum is stuck in a drainpipe ?

Meet Jeffrey, Beaner, Raymond, and Mike—the Animal Resuce club! Adventures wait around every corner as this intrepid band of kids, working with a Wildlife Rehabilitator, helps the wild animals in our neighborhood.

John Himmelman's action-packed story and lively art is based on his firsthand experience with wild-animal rescue groups. This inside look at kids saving animals is certain to fascinate young nature lovers.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Dia L. Michels
Jeffrey, Beaner, Raymond and Mike-they are the animal rescue club. If a squirrel is caught in the mud, an opossum in a gutter, or a duck is spinning circle in a pond, this group of kids is off to the rescue. Lively color illustrations capture the action while these kids join the Wildlife Rehabilitation to help the wild animals in their neighborhood. Based on real events, this story will engage the young animal lover.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3In this beginning reader, the young members of the Animal Rescue Club help a squirrel drowning in mud, an opossum stuck in a rooftop gutter, and a goose with a wounded foot. The creatures are taken to an animal hospital where an adult oversees their care. After they have recovered, the children release the creatures back into their habitats. Cartoon illustrations show the club in action. Although an author's note explains that it is dangerous to approach injured animals and that wildlife rehabilitators must be trained and licensed, adults do not assist with the rescues and no mention of training is made in the narrative. The images in the story contrast with the warnings: a youngster rides his bike with a squirrel peeking out of his backpack, a boy totters on a high ladder with an opossum clinging to his shirt, and a girl puts her arms around a huge goose that is pulling her hair. While this book features characters that do important work with courage and competence, issues about safety and the proper treatment of wild animals make it a questionable choice.Adele Greenlee, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064442244
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
I Can Read Book 4 Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
454,648
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
8 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

John Himmelman is the illustrator of Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights, and several other children's books, including the popular Buzby, an I Can Read Book by Julia Hoban. He lives in Killingworth, CT.

John Himmelman is the illustrator of Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights, and several other children's books, including the popular Buzby, an I Can Read Book by Julia Hoban. He lives in Killingworth, CT.

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