Kids who love animals and want to learn more about how various organizations are working to save endangered or at risk creatures should plan on visiting us to meet author Kama Einhorn, author of over 40 books for children, and creator of the True Tales of Rescue series. Two new books in the series have just been published: Tiger Time and Go, Goats! Kama's photo-packed series explores the stories and science behind animal sanctuaries. This event is recommended for ages 7 - 10 and is free and open to the public.
In Go Goats, it's summertime in Upstate New York and the Camp Kindness volunteers have arrived at Catskills Animal Sanctuary. Wise old goat Lucia knows everything about the farm sanctuary and its residents -- from the weeping willow tree with the best leaves to nibble on, to which goats are snugglers and which like their space, to the differences between goats and sheep (note: there are many! Start with the eyes!). Lucia is a member of what the farm staff calls the Underfoot Family. It's a group of more than fifty animals - goat, sheep, chickens, ducks, and even a pig - who have free reign of the farm. While the staff works hard to rescue, recover, rehabilitate and release all of the farm animals who come to the sanctuary, not every animal will leave -- Lucia is one who will spend the rest of her days in the comfort of the sanctuary, watching babies be born, new friends come and go, and welcoming a new group of campers every summer with a warm heart and a gentle head butt. What is life like at Catskills Animal Sanctuary? Lucia will tell you everything!
In Tiger Time, we'll meet Kamal! He's a tiger, and a resident of Wild Animal Sanctuary (WAS) in Colorado, along with 500 other big animals. Most of these animals have never lived in the wild. They've come from roadside zoos, entertainment facilities, and even people's homes! But even though a tiger can be super adorable as a baby, big (and little) tigers should never be pets. That's where WAS steps in. Since 1980, WAS has rescued and cared for lions, tigers, bears, leopards, jaguars, mountain lions, and some smaller carnivores such as wolves, bobcats, lynxes, foxes, and coyotes. There are also alpacas and horses, a few emus, several ostriches, one porcupine, one raccoon, and one camel! While it may sound amazing to be surrounded by all these incredible animals of all shapes and sizes, the animals have often come from terrible situations, and lack instincts that would keep them alive if they were able to live where they belong. They have been malnourished, declawed, not properly vetted. The staff at WAS changes all of that, slowly but surely, getting animals like Kamal the tiger healthy, trusting, and safe again--and as close to wild as they can be. Tigers are very smart, loyal, and independent; Kamal was living in a dog crate with a man in a trailer, posing for pictures. It was no way for a tiger to live. Now Kamal has a habitat with tall prairie grass and a pond the size of a football field. It may not be the wild, but WAS is as close to perfect as it gets.
Kama Einhorn is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor of children's media. She has a master's degree in literacy education from U.C. Berkeley and was an editor at Scholastic before becoming a creative lead at Sesame Street. Einhorn has written more than 40 books for kids, published by Scholastic, Random House, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins, and has also authored magazine articles, outreach materials, and web content for Nickelodeon, The New York Times Learning Network, Best Friends Animal Society, and The Humane Society of the United States. Visit her at kamaeinhorn.com.
Go inside Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado, where you will meet a tiger named Kamal, one of five hundred animals who have been rescued and now live in safety. Includes full-color photos, graphics, and maps.
Meet Kamal! He’s a tiger, and a resident of Wild Animal Sanctuary (WAS) in Colorado, along with five hundred other big animals.$14.99ISBN: 9781328767066Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 29th, 2019Part of a photo-packed series exploring the stories and science behind animal sanctuaries, Go, Goats! delivers an up-close look at what life is like at a farm sanctuary in upstate New York, straight from a goat herself.