Sea Otter Rescue
Sea Otter Rescue

Series: Wildlife Rescue   

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Annotation: Offers an illustrated look at the Alaska SeaLife Center's Wildlife Rescue Team and their efforts to treat young, orphaned sea otters.
Genre: Biology
Catalog Number: #129271
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Copyright Date: 2016
Edition Date: 2016
Pages: 44 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-7714-7175-1
ISBN 13: 978-1-7714-7175-6
Dewey: 639.97
LCCN: 2015957721
Dimensions: 24 x 26 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Wildlife photographer Eszterhas (Orangutan Orphanage, 2016) continues her attractive Wildlife Rescue series with this irresistible third installment. This time, her focus is on the sea otters rehabilitated at the Alaska SeaLife Center on Resurrection Bay. In double-page spreads complemented by glossy (and adorable) photographs, she explains clearly and succinctly the lives of otters in the wild, their biological functions, and how a pup might come to be lost or orphaned. By following the growth and development of one particular rescued pup, Mishka, Eszterhas provides a clear look into the process by which a pup is rehabilitated, raised, and looked after by humans, and explains the options the pups have when they're ready to leave the shelter. A section on conservation and how kids can help at the grassroots level brings the message a little closer to home, especially for those readers who don't live near rescue centers but still want to help, as does a section where Eszterhas answers questions from kids. A valuable addition to STEM collections.
School Library Journal
Gr 1&11;5&12; Fluffy, mischievous otter pups are close to irresistible, especially for young children. Enter this well-organized and fascinating volume on otters, accompanied by squee-worthy photos. Browsers of all ages will be drawn to these pictures, which not only capture the animals' charisma but showcase their abilities and behavior, too. Otter pups covering their eyes while they nap, squealing for their caretakers, and using their bellies as plates are just a few of the activities depicted in the large, clear photos. The informative and detailed text will further spark curiosity and keep readers engaged. Eszterhas's accessible text discusses the otters' behavior and biological needs while explaining how staff at the Alaska SeaLife center care for orphaned sea otter pups. Readers will be delighted to learn about how otter fur acts as a flotation device and how the mother wraps her babies in kelp to keep the pups from floating away while she hunts. A glossary, index, sources, a question-and-answer section, and a list of ways to help sea otters further expand the book's utility for classrooms and projects. VERDICT This is an excellent choice to inspire elementary students' interest in conservation, ocean life, and animal behavior.&12; Rachel Anne Mencke, St. Matthew's Parish School, Pacific Palisades, CA
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 43) and index.
Word Count: 3,823
Reading Level: 5.4
Interest Level: 2-5
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.4 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 183238 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:8.6 / points:3.0 / quiz:Q69295
Lexile: 1010L
Guided Reading Level: R
Fountas & Pinnell: R

Sea Otter Rescue is the third in the four-book Wildlife Rescue series. Each book introduces a species of animal in danger somewhere in the world and profiles a rescue center that helps it. Stunning photos by award-winning wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas give readers a rare view of these endearing creatures and the high level of care they receive. Sea Otter Rescue invites readers inside the Alaska SeaLife Center on the shores of Resurrection Bay in the town of Seward, Alaska. It explores how sea otters become orphaned or hurt and the process of healing and rehabilitating them. It also highlights the people who work at the clinic and how they aid the animals. Other special features include a map showing the sea otter's native habitat range and an index, a glossary, sources, and an author Q&A based on common questions from kids. An author's note introduces readers to small-scale ways in which even they can help with sea otter conservation. A portion of the royalties from this book will be donated to the Alaska SeaLife Center. LEVELING Grade Range: K-5 Fountas & Pinnell: P Lexile: 1010L COMMON CORE L.3.3,4,4a,4c,4d,5,5b,5c,6 SL.3.1,1a,1c,1d,2,3,4,6 W.3.2,2a,2b,2c,2d,7,8,10 RF.3.3,3c,3d,4,4a,4c RI.3.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

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