Whatever the dilemma, if it’s got fur or feathers, the Carters are the ones to call! Meet Keisha, age ten, and her family: Mama, Daddy, Grandma Alice, Razi, and baby Paulo. Together, they’re Carter’s Urban Rescue, and they specialize in helping out when there’s a wild animal where it doesn’t belong.
With compelling plots based on actual events, author Sue Stauffacher has created a diverse, lovable cast of characters that includes boys and girls, young and old, human and animal—all of whom feel like people you’d befriend at your neighborhood block party (except for maybe the skunk!). Engagingly written to appeal to those independent readers looking to be excited and entertained, the series features subplots about friendship, siblings, the environment, and animal conservation, along with plenty of humor. Animal Rescue Team is perfect for anyone—teachers, librarians, and parents, as well as kids themselves!
By Sue Stauffacher | Priscilla Lamont, illus.
Book One: Gator on the Loose
Book Two: Special Delivery!
Book Three: Hide and Seek
Book Four: Show Time
Gator on the Loose
Cypress Fairbanks Best Book of 2012
Grand Rapids’ One Book, One City Choice for 2013
“Take one appealing family, add a fashion-crazy grandmother, mix with one abandoned alligator, and you have the first in a promising new series.” –The Horn Book Magazine — Robin L. Smith (May/June 2010)
“The happy chaos is part of the book’s appeal, and the characters are the biggest treats of all…An entertaining, feel-good read.” –School Library Journal
“Situational comedy, appealing spot art, and a personable protagonist will give this series broad appeal.” –The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Stauffacher’s story emphasizes responsible behavior when interacting with animals in an urban setting, but the messages are never strident. Fans of the series will be glad to follow the familiar characters through another adventure, although this books stands alone easily too.” –Book List
Help Keep Wild Animals Wild and Safe
Here are some tips from Dan Malone, Animal Management Supervisor at John Ball Zoo about how to help the Animal Rescue Team.
Step 1: Be Safe!
Step 2: Identify the Animal
Step 3: Adult Help
Step 4: Contact a Wildlife Rehabilitator
Step 5: Non-Native Source