Monday, August 19, 2019

Nonfiction Monday

River Rescue is a narrative nonfiction story describing the consequences of an oil spill and the work of Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc. Tri-State is identified as a coauthor with Jennifer Keats Curtis. Illustrations are provided by Tammy Yee.

The text begins with a thorough explanation of what happens to birds like ducks and herons when they encounter an oil spill and the step-by-step process of rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing birds back into the wild. The language is straight forward and the conversational tone invites readers to immerse themselves in the shared experience.

Like other Arbordale titles, there is a special section at the end of the book titled FOR CREATIVE MINDS. Preventing Oil Spills & Helping Animals offers details on how readers can help reduce oil contamination and pollution at home. Wildlife Identification challenges readers to match photographs to names of animals rescued by Tri State. Q & A with Tri-State Executive Director Lisa Smith offers additional facts in response to specific questions about oil spill rescue procedures. 

The richly-detailed illustrations provide a lovely visual context and perfectly compliment the story.

Recommended for STEM for nature studies, biology, and wildlife content.
Ideal for home and school libraries.

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