What is life like for a group of orphaned raccoon siblings, born in the attic of a home, as they experience life at a raccoon rehabilitation center in California? This photoâ??packed series explores the stories and science behind animal sanctuaries, including all of the ups and downs that go along with caring for wild raccoons away from their natural element. Includes fullâ??color photos, graphics, and maps.
At WildCare in San Rafael, California, many wild animals are brought in every day – skunks, birds, opossums, squirrels, and more – including raccoons. Four baby raccoons are put into the hands of WildCare staff, specifically volunteer Shelley. The kits need feedings, medicine, burpings, and even help going to the bathroom. The kits are not allowed to spend any time with other humans – they can’t be used to humans once they are returned to the wilds of suburbia. A steady process involving enrichment, exercise, outdoor exposure – and more than you’ll ever think you’ll know about raccoons and other city wildlife – fills the pages ofRaccoon Rescue.
has a master’s degree in literacy education from U.C. Berkeley and was an editor at Scholastic, before becoming a content creator at Sesame Street. She's written more than 40 books for kids, and also articles, outreach materials, and web content for Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, The New York Times Learning Network, and The Humane Society.
"Animal-loving readers will be fascinated by the details of looking after infant raccoons, complete with plenty of photos." —School Library Journal
"With appealing topics and attractive cover photos, these animal rescue books will find their audience." —Booklist