Saturday, October 15, 2011

Roscoe and the Pelican Rescue by Lynn Rowe Reed

Tony is headed to the Gulf Coast to spend vacation with his cousin Addison and his aunt and uncle. Once he arrived, Tony and Addison put together a to-do list. Of course most of their list centers on the water. When they hit the beach the quickly discover a disturbing sight. The water looks funny and smells funny. Soon Roscoe, Addison's dog, bring an animal to them, covered in what looks like peanut butter. Uncle Willie rushes the animals to wildlife rescue place for help. Soon Addison and Tony are devoting time and energy to collect as many animals that they can and take them for help. Once the animals are cleaned, the car is packed and they head toTexas to release them back into the wild.

I really enjoyed this book. I love the fact that authors/illustrators are introducing younger children to big events. I read this to Adam this afternoon. This book then spurred a discussion, based on his questions, about what happened and what happened to the animals. Does he really understand? No. BUT my hope is when he hears about it at some point in his life he will remember something about this book. Just let me have my dream....

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