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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 photo‑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 full‑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 of Raccoon Rescue.
About the Author
Kama Einhorn is Brooklyn-based writer and editor of children’s media. She has master’s degree in literacy education from U.C. Berkeley has been an editor at Scholastic, before becoming a content creator at Sesame Street. She's written more than 40 books for kids, published by Scholastic, Random House, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins and also authored magazine articles, outreach materials, and web content for Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, The New York Times Learning Network, Best Friends Animal Society, and The Humane Society of the United States.
"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