Tails from the animal shelter

by Shaw, Stephanie,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Non Fiction J 636.08 Sha
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Children Non Fiction
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E SHAW
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 636.08 Sha
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 636.08 SH2
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2020 EUREKA Excellence in Nonfiction Awards - HonoreeDid you know that more than six million pets arrive annually at community animal shelters in the United States? Of that number over three million are dogs. But of course it's not just dogs and puppies that need homes. Shelters take in cats, kittens, birds, reptiles, and even domestic farm animals. And there are many reasons why these animals need to go to shelters. Some of the animals are strays and some are lost; some are rescued from natural disasters or from mistreatment. Some have been given up because their owners could no longer care for them. Using poetic back stories and informative text, Tails From the Animal Shelter shines a spotlight on the good work of community animal shelters. Ten different fictional animals, including a handicapped dog, a magician's former rabbit, and a pot-bellied pig, represent the millions of pets brought to shelters every day. Whether they're known as Humane Societies, rescue services, or other names, these organizations and their caring work remind us all of how a loving home can change the life of a vulnerable animal.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Children and families contemplating a pet, as well as those who enjoy learning about different kinds of pets and their care, are the audience for this lively look at shelter animals. An explanation of why shelters exist opens the book--usually, says Shaw, "people problems," but she doesn't get too specific about what that means. The main body then offers spreads describing owning a particular kind of pet on one page and the rhyming "backstory" of a fictional animal of that kind opposite. The entry on dogs, for example, says that older dogs make great pets and introduces Nana: "Silvery muzzle, heart of gold. / Young at heart, very old." Pleasing spot art and larger images of creatures with their human companions add to the straightforward, informative introductions. Children will appreciate the advice on lobbying for a pet; they will also find websites for their families to find out more (out of eight websites, two are from the same organization, PETA). An enjoyable work that will be handy in libraries that serve young families."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Animal shelters -- Juvenile literature.
Pet adoption -- Juvenile literature.
Animal shelters.
Pet adoption.
Creative nonfiction.
Publisher Ann Arbor, Michigan :Sleeping Bear Press,2020
Contributors Woodruff, Liza, illustrator.
Audience Ages 4-8.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781534110489
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