Welcome, Wombat (True Tales of Rescue) (Hardcover)

By Kama Einhorn

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9781328767028, 160pp.

Publication Date: November 20, 2018

List Price: 14.99*
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Description

Photo-packed series explores the stories and science behind animal sanctuaries. An up-close look at what life is like at a real wombat sanctuary in Australia—straight from a wombat herself in a nonfiction chapter book for elementary-aged readers. Includes full-color photos, graphics, and maps.

When a new baby wombat shows up at Sleepy Burrows Sanctuary in Australia, Chance, the veteran wombat, is excited to show the new gal the ropes. Before any animal can be successfully released, many things have to happen. After rescue comes recovery, then rehabilitation, and finally, release. Those are animal-sanctuary tenets—an animal will remain safe until release or until it dies. For Chance and the new wombat, Panzer, this means learning how to find food, dig, and find a lifelong companion. Readers will love Chance, Panzer, and the crew of wombats. Other books in the photo-packed Sanctuary Stories series include Sweet Senior Pups.


About the Author

Kama Einhorn is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor of children's media. She has a master's degree in literacy education from U.C. Berkeley and was an editor at Scholastic before becoming a creative lead at Sesame Street. Einhorn has written more than 40 books for kids, published by Scholastic, Random House, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins, and has also authored magazine articles, outreach materials, and web content for Nickelodeon, The New York Times Learning Network, Best Friends Animal Society, and The Humane Society of the United States. Visit her at kamaeinhorn.com.



Praise For Welcome, Wombat (True Tales of Rescue)

"The combination of captivating photos and the humorous narration make the material very approachable and entertaining, even as it informs."--School Library Journal

"This narrative text describes life at Sleepy Burrows in an unconventional way—through the voice of a wombat."--Booklist