Moto and me : my year as a wildcat's foster mom

by Eszterhas, Suzi,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
Available (8)
Location Collection Call #
Braddock Carnegie Library Juvenile Non Fiction J 599.75 ESZ
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  Juvenile Non Fiction
Call Number  J 599.75 ESZ
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j QL737.C23 E8446 2017x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j QL737.C23 E8446 2017x
Carnegie Library of Homestead Children Non Fiction J 599.75 Eszt
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 599.75 Eszt
Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Nonfiction J 599.75 ESZ
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Juv Nonfiction
Call Number  J 599.75 ESZ
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 599.75 Esz
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 599.75 Esz
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 599.75 ES9
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 599.75 ES9
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 599.75 ESZ
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 599.75 ESZ
Upper St. Clair Township Library Juvenile Non-fiction A-MAMMAL CAT GREAT
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Moto and Me tells the remarkable firsthand story of wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas's care for an orphaned baby serval--a small, spotted wildcat--in Kenya. When a grass fire separates the serval from his family, a ranger asks Suzi, who is living in a bush camp and is skilled with animals, to be the serval's foster mom.

The book chronicles Suzi's tender care of Moto, including how she feeds, bathes, and plays with him, and helps him develop hunting skills. Her goal is to help him learn how to survive on his own in the wild. After 6 months, he is ready to leave--a difficult good-bye, but exactly what Suzi had worked for. Stunning photography illustrates this touching and rare wildlife rescue story.

My life in a bush camp
Meet Moto
Moto loses his mom
Moto's foster family
Hungry Moto
Clean kitten, healthy kitten
Moto's first adventures
Kitty pouch
Hunting Mr. Ducky
Moto's first mouse
Moto the wild hunter
Staying safe
No more milk for Moto
Moto on safari
Growing independent
Moto returns to the wild
All about servals.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Wildlife photographer Eszterhas, creator of the Wildlife Rescue series (Sea Otter Rescue, 2016), offers up an account of the time she spent fostering a baby serval. Eszterhas first met the young wildcat when she was living in the Masai Mara wildlife reserve in Kenya. Lost during a grass fire and too young to survive on his own, the kitten was brought to a ranger station and later to animal-experienced Eszterhas, until he could return to the wild. Eszterhas, who named the kitten Moto after the Swahili word for fire, documents both life as photographer in a bush camp and the care she gave Moto, from brushing his fur with a toothbrush to teaching him to hunt. Moto eventually returns to the wild, and Eszterhas makes it clear that this is a happy ending. Her many photos of Moto, both as a fluffy-faced baby and an active, handsome adult, are the clear scene-stealers, but plenty of interesting facts on servals are included. More than one reader will consider following in Eszterhas' footsteps.--Reagan, Maggie Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Wildlife photographer Eszterhas (the Wildlife Rescue series) offers a tender chronicle of her time living on the Masai Mara wildlife reserve in Kenya, where she raised an orphaned serval kitten. Eszterhas's sharp photographs preserve moments from her time with Moto, including cleaning and bottle-feeding the animal, as well as carrying him in a pouch during photography expeditions ("I felt like a kangaroo mom with her joey"). Eszterhas explains how she slowly began to reintroduce Moto to the natural world, allowing his survival instincts to develop. Moto's eventual return to the wild is poignant, but Eszterhas repeatedly emphasizes that living as a wildcat is best for Moto: "I love to picture him hunting in the long grass of the savanna, under the African moon." It's a vibrant, small-scale comeback story. Ages 7-10. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Eszterhas, Suzi -- Travel -- Kenya -- Juvenile literature.
Eszterhas, Suzi.
Serval -- Conservation -- Kenya -- Juvenile literature.
Wildlife rescue -- Kenya -- Juvenile literature.
Wildlife rehabilitation -- Kenya -- Juvenile literature.
Foster care of animals -- Kenya -- Juvenile literature.
Wildlife rescue.
Wildlife rehabilitation.
Foster care of animals.
Publisher Toronto, ON :Owlkids Books,2017
Language English
Description 38 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm
ISBN 9781771472425
Other Classic View