Koala hospital

by Eszterhas, Suzi,

Format: Print Book 2015
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Koala Hospital kicks off the new 4-book Wildlife Rescue series from Owlkids Books. Each book introduces a species of animal in danger somewhere in the world and invites readers inside a rescue center that helps them. Inviting photos by award-winning wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas give readers a rare view of the animals and the high level of care they receive.

Koala Hospital features a koala rescue center in Australia. It shows why koalas are in danger, how they come to be in the sanctuary, and the process of healing and rehabilitating koalas for return to the wild. Koala Hospital also focuses on the people who work at the rescue center and how they aid the animals.

Other special features include a map showing the rescue center and the koala's native habitat range, as well as an index, glossary and author Q&A based on common questions from kids. An author's note at the end introduces readers to small-scale ways that even they can help save koalas.

Informational text features: table of contents, photographs with captions.

A portion of the royalties from sales of this book will be donated to the Koala Hospital.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie, Australia, rescues and treats more than 200 of these adorable marsupials each year. One of the first patients wildlife photographer and author Eszterhas introduces readers to is Buster, an adult koala that was hit by a car. During his examination, Buster sits in a laundry basket, where he feels cozy and safe. Descriptions of proper handling illustrate the gentle care each koala is given by its vet or human foster mother, but readers are reminded never to touch these cuddly animals in the wild. Every spread features high-quality, heart-melting photos of sick, injured, or orphaned koalas receiving treatment (there's even a koala ambulance!), as well as those ready to return to the wild. Youngsters will glean basic koala facts from the text, but its emphasis is on the impact humans have on koalas and their habitats. Notes on conservation efforts and suggested ways to help koalas or other threatened wildlife will guide readers looking to make a difference in their own backyards.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this first book in the Wildlife Rescue series, photographer Eszterhas documents the work of Cheyne Flanagan and volunteers at the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie, Australia, where they rehabilitate injured, sick, and orphaned koalas. After being examined at the hospital, baby koalas are sent to live with human foster mothers: "The joey will cling to the foster mom as she moves around the house, even while she watches TV, washes the dishes, or reads a book." The moments captured in Eszterhas's crisp photographs are as adorable as one would expect, and facts about koala characteristics and behavior provide a sense of the marsupials' behavior once they are released into the wild, and end sections discuss conservation efforts. Ages 7-10. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Eszterhas, Suzi. Wildlife rescue.
Subjects Koala -- Conservation -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Koala -- Ecology -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Wildlife rescue -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Berkeley, CA :Owlkids Books, Inc.,2015
Language English
Description 43 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 43) and index.
ISBN 9781771471404
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