Raccoon Rescue

Raccoon Rescue

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Overview

Roxy, Rufus, and Renae are three young raccoons who are slowly learning how to live in the world beyond their den. But when humans come to their creek, the world suddenly expands far beyond what they thought was possible -- or what their Mama was prepared to teach them.

The first in the Living Wild Side by Side series, Raccoon Rescue, an illustrated chapter book, shows how human misperceptions of wildlife (and, perhaps, vice versa) can lead to unintended and unfortunate consequences. Three little raccoons and their mother are fascinated and horrified by how a human family responds to losing, then finding one of its children along the banks of their creek. The humans are likewise fascinated and horrified when they realize their habits have made their home a critical, if risky, source of food. These misperceptions come to a head when the humans encounter the “nuisance” wildlife on their property. After one of the human children takes one of the kits home, the young raccoons mount a dangerous rescue mission to get their little sister back.

D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer with the Midwest Book Review, calls Raccoon Rescue “a satisfyingly different perspective than kids may be used to… both hilarious and thought-provoking… the perfect next step for nature-loving readers [as a] gentle, fun tale of animals learning to get along.” Appropriate for children ages 7 to 9 and dyslexia-friendly, Raccoon Rescue comes with a set of curriculum enhancements, including discussion questions and a glossary quiz, and extension activities that teachers or homeschoolers can implement as part of their literature, science, and/or social studies curricula. The activities adhere to US Common Core standards for Grades 2 and 3.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780994569073
Publisher: Christa M. Miller Communications
Publication date: 09/30/2017
Series: Living Wild Side by Side , #1
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Too goody-two-shoes for the rebels and too rebellious for the good girls and boys, Christa Miller writes fiction which, like herself, doesn't quite fit in. A professional writer for 15+ years, Christa has written in a variety of genres ranging from crime fiction to horror to children's, but her favorite stories to write -- and read -- are those which blend genres. She has an affinity for the dark, psychological, and somewhat bizarre, but doesn't let that stop her from snuggling baby animals as a volunteer at a local wildlife rescue, adventuring with her two sons in rivers, swamps and salt marshes, or relaxing with a good book and a cold beverage in her hammock.

Christian is a musician, illustrator and scriptwriter from Perth, Western Australia. He has produced his own web comic, written and produced film scores, musicals and original songs, and his most recent film script was shortlisted in the top 20% in its category at the 2017 Austin Film Festival. In the daytime he works as a children's performer and healthcare facilitator. Raccoon Rescue marks his second foray into book illustrating.

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