Thursday, July 4, 2013

Animal Helpers Sanctuaries by Jennifer Keats Curtis (Review & Giveaway)

This educational picture book is beautifully illustrated with photographs of a variety of exotic animals that have been kept as pets and in a various "zoo" type confines. These animals are not intended to be pets and become dangerous and hard to care for. They also can become ill or injured and need care.

Conservationists have established a variety of sanctuaries designed to house these wild creatures and protect them. Most can not be placed back into the wild but are in need of care and protection.

The book is not designed to entertain. It is designed to educate. After telling the story of sanctuaries for wild animals, there is a section for "Creative Minds" in the back of the book with activities to help the child learn more about exotic animals and their needs.

GIVEAWAY: Enter to win one copy of Animal Helpers Sanctuaries and one copy of Ferndinand Fox's First Summer provided by SylvanDell Publishing for one of Chat With Vera's readers. Begins July 5 & ENDS July 22 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT.

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DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy of Animal Helpers Sanctuaries was provided by Sylvan Dell Publishers in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own.


  1. I think when math or science is presented in a story format it is easier for children to understand and grasp the concepts, because the are more concrete and visual.

  2. There are several that look fun. My daughter would love "In My Backyard".

  3. I am always on the lookout for good Non Fiction. Putting this on our need to read shelf.I am especially curious about the "Creative Minds" section. Thanks for sharing this on Kid Lit Blog Hop.

  4. So much of our world is science and math. It's wonderful to see children WANT to read non-fiction books. When I was young, I wanted to read fiction, and only fiction. Now I enjoy true crime stories most.

  5. I know that I'd like to read about Big Cat, Little Kitty. (my daughter would love it too!)

  6. Great recommendation for the Kid Lit Blog Hop Vera! Thanks! Not sure if Canadians are eligible for this particular giveaway. If not, you can pass over me if Rafflecopter chooses me. :)


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