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Owlkids Books

  • Reading Levels

    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: P Lexile measure: 860L
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
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    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to:CA Availability: Available Carton Quantity:40 $18.95 CAD
    $17.95 USD
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Moto and Me
My Year as a Wildcat's Foster Mom
By (author): Suzi Eszterhas
9781771472425 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 7 - 10, Grade (CAN) from 2 - 6, Grade (US) from 2 - 6 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Lions, Tigers, Leopards, etc. Apr 15, 2017
$18.95 CAD
Active 7.5 x 9.5 x 0.38 in 40 pages Owlkids Books Inc.
A Junior Library Guild selection 2016 Children's Literature Association of Utah's Beehive Award 2019, Short-listed Texas Cypress-Fairbanks Horned Toad Tales List 2019, Short-listed Maine Student Book Award 2019, Short-listed
A remarkable firsthand animal rescue story.

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.

SUZI ESZTERHAS is an award-winning wildlife photographer who is passionate about helping wildlife and has even participated firsthand in the rescue of several animals! Her photographs have been published as over 100 magazine cover and feature stories in publications around the world, including National Geographic Kids, Ranger Rick, and TIME. When not in the field, she lives in Petaluma, California.

"A model of narrative nonfiction for the elementary-age encouraging example of wildlife rescue and release with guaranteed child appeal." - Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"Tender...a vibrant, small-scale comeback story." - Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

"[Suzi Eszterhas's] passion for wild animals is, as always, evident and contagious. There's no way to describe the color photographs other than: SQUEEEE...! Highly recommended for ages 7 to 10." - Ingram

"A tender and heartwarming account that's certain to delight children, especially animal lovers." - School Library Journal

"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." - Booklist

"Such a good idea for a book and such wonderful writing... I can’t imagine how any kid could resist at least thumbing through the pages." - Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8 Production (SLJ)

"This appealing wildlife story is told with authentic detail by a talented author/photographer with expert credentials... Highly Recommended." - Canadian Review of Materials

"Woven throughout the story are facts about servals and their natural environment, and the photography is stunning." - Ithaca Child Magazine

"This fascinating book should capture readers of all ages and promote valuable discussion regarding wildlife rescue. It is highly recommended for school library collections." - Resource Links

"The book has wonderful photos. The photos definitely would tell the tale to a young nonreader. It would be a wonderful book to read to a child." - Betsy Bird, Friends Journal

"3rd grade and up will find this delightful." - Kiss The Book

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