Author: Jennifer Keats Curtis
Illustrator: Laura Jacques
Publisher: Schiffer Books
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Two boys are tossing around a football when a baby squirrel suddenly appears. After looking around, they discover his sibling, as well as their damaged nest – and a very worried mother! Acting quickly, they safeguard the babies and wait for mom to rescue them. All is well when the three are snug in their nest once again.
Baby animals are adorable, and it’s natural to want to cuddle them and take them home as pets, but wildlife really does need to stay wild. Safe handling techniques are presented, as well as the smart decision to return these babies to their mother.
Christina Clark, a wildlife rehabilitator, assisted to ensure the accuracy of information presented, and the author is donating a portion of the royalties from the sale of this book to Chris’ Squirrels and More. The story is beautifully illustrated with a great message. I highly recommend Squirrel Rescue.
Reviewer: Alice Berger