Monday, July 27, 2009

Non-Fiction Monday: ER Vets

In our world today there always seems to be some "craze" going on in which children want all the toys/clothes/books/games surrounding a specific character or theme. We've had (and still have) Hannah Montana, the Jonas Brothers, Harry Potter, Twilight, etc. Eventually the craziness dies down and once again, the books will sit on the shelves waiting for someone to come along and pick them up. Animal books, however, never seem to go out of style. At least in my own experience, children just seem to flock to books, whether fiction or non-fiction, focusing on animals in one way or another, which is, I think, an awesome thing.

My choice for today, ER Vets: Life in an Animal Emergency Room, by Donna M. Jackson, is not going to stay on your shelves long. Filled with awesome photographs of cute animals getting all fixed up, the book is a keeper, for sure, as it's not simply a book about animals, it really explains the profession of becoming a vet, for those kids that are interested in making a career out of caring for animals.

We see sweet Shelley, an adorable puppy adopted from a shelter, recover after being hit by a car and Paco, a very ill, newborn foal be nursed back to health. We also get a brief overview of the history of veterinary medicine, a section on the death of pets, a bunch of great vocabulary words, all accompanied by detailed photographs, following the different animals and vets as they are helped in the animal ER.

A very cool book, I would say this one is a "must" for library shelves. You'll have a hard time keeping this on in!

To learn more or to purchase, click on the book cover above to link to Amazon.

ER Vets: Life in an Animal Emergency Room
Donna M. Jackson
89 pages
May 2009

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