Animal Rescue Team
Animal Rescue Team
Gator on the Loose!
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375858475, 160pp.
Publication Date: May 11, 2010
Sue Stauffacher turns to her first series effort with Animal Rescue Team. With compelling plots based on actual events in her community, Sue has created a lovable cast of characters of boys and girls, young and old, who feel like people you'd meet at your neighborhood block party. Written in an accessible and engaging style meant to appeal to those independent readers looking to be excited and entertained, and with subplots about friendship, siblings, the environment, and animal conservation, along with plenty of humor, these will be a hit with teachers and librarians, and parents, as well as kids themselves.
A longtime advocate for literacy, Sue speaks around the country, connecting kids with books to help grow lifelong readers. She is a former book reviewer, and her novels for young readers include "Harry Sue," "Donutheart," and "Donuthead." To learn more about Sue and her books, visit her on the Web at www.suestauffacher.com."
"Situational comedy, appealing spot art, and a personable protagonist will give this series broad appeal"- Booklist
"Take one appealing family, add a fashion-crazy grandmother, mix with one abandoned alligator, and you have the first in a promising new series for middle-grade readers."-The Horn Book Magazine
"An excellent family or classroom readaloud, and kids (and adults) who join the Carter team will eagerly await their next adventure."-The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Grand Rapids resident Sue Stauffacher knows her audience. She gets that young readers love animals, adventure and lots of action. She gets that parents and teachers are looking for stories that broaden children’s understanding of family and the world. All those things come together on Stauffacher’s new Animal Rescue Team series."-The Grand Rapids Press