Moto and Me by Suzi Eszterhas
My Year as a Wildcat's Foster Mom

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Not just for fans of cat pictures, this is an encouraging example of wildlife rescue and release with guaranteed child appeal.
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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.

LEVELING
Grade Range: 2–6
Fountas & Pinnell: P
Lexile: 860L

COMMON CORE
W.3.1,2,2a,2b,4,7,8,10
L.3.3,4,4a,4b,4c,4d,5,5b,5c,6
SL.3.1,1a,1c,1d,2,3,4,6
RF.3.3,3a,3b,3c,3d,4,4a,4c
RI.3.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
 

About Suzi Eszterhas

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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.
 
Published April 11, 2017 by Owlkids. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.
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on Feb 14 2017

Not just for fans of cat pictures, this is an encouraging example of wildlife rescue and release with guaranteed child appeal.

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