River Rescue

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River Rescue
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.

Written by Jennifer Keats Curtis, Illustrated by Tammy Yee
32 pg, 85 x 10, Ages 4-9, Grades 2-3, Lexile: 820, F&P: P
Hardcover 9781607188230 $17.95  
Paperback 9781607188353 $9.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781607188759 $11.95  
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Keywords:   helping animals, oil spills, wetlands, scientist, Environmental Education, Recycling
Animals in the book:   turtles, pelicans, ducks, Canada geese
Vetters:   This book has been vetted for accuracy by Lisa Smith of Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research.


An unusual look at the effects of oil spills on wildlife, and a useful tool for teaching early elementary students about environmental science. –Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, formerly at Trinity-Pawling School
- School Library Journal

A straightforward description of how some humans are working to help animals affected by the oils we all use.
- Kirkus Reviews

I love the up-close-and-personal view into wildlife rescue. I didn’t know it took that long to wash and rinse off gloopy, sticky oil! I like the back matter: a section about preventing oil spills, a wildlife identification challenge, and an interview with the director of the rescue center.
- Archimedes Notebook

Author/Illustrator Info:

Award-winning Jennifer Keats Curtis has penned numerous stories about animals, including Creek Critters, Kali's Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue (Children's Choice Book Award Winner) and After A While Crocodile: Alexa’s Diary (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children), with co-author Dr. Brady Barr of Nat Geo Wild's Dangerous Encounter, Baby Bear's Adoption with wildlife biologists at Michigan's DNR, River Rescue with Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.; and Moonlight Crab Count with co-author Dr. Neeti Bathala. The long-time writer's other recent books include The Lizard Lady, with co-author Dr. Nicole Angeli, Maggie: Alaska's Last Elephant and the Animal Helpers series. When not writing, Jennifer can be found among students and teachers, talking about literacy and conservation.

Tammy Yee grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she explored tide pools, swam in streams and wrote and illustrated spooky stories. After college, she worked as a pediatric registered nurse. Having children rekindled her love for picture books; so, in 1994 she exchanged her stethoscope for a paintbrush and has been illustrating picture books ever since. Tammy has worked on more than thirty books including River Rescue and A True Princess of Hawai?i for Arbordale, The Tsunami Quilt: Grandfather's Story, Lullaby Moon, and Baby Honu's Incredible Journey. Tammy lives in Oahu with her family, two rabbits, a chinchilla, a cockatiel, a cat and a burping bulldog named Roxy. In her spare time, she raises monarch butterflies and creates origami projects. Visit her website at tammyyee.com.


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