The Tiger Has a Toothache: Helping Animals at the Zoo

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Examines the work of zoo veterinarians, focusing on such cases as a tiger with a toothache, a gorilla with a cold, and a tortoise with a broken bone. By the author of Painters of the Caves. Children's BOMC.

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Grade 2-4-Sound information in a readable format. Lauber gives a series of short examples of how zoo vets treat the animals in their care. The writing is suitable for children just past the beginning-reader stage. Each short story shows a different aspect of the vets' jobs, from cleaning and filling a tiger's tooth, to removing objects from an animal's throat or stomach, to helping to parent baby animals. The author also cites an example of when it is better to leave nature alone, as when a vet decides to allow one more day for a giraffe's baby to be born naturally. She also warns readers about the consequences of feeding animals, teasing them, or throwing things into their areas. Morgan's illustrations, done in watercolor and pen and ink, are serviceable and show a gender and ethnically diverse zoo staff. A book that will pique the interest of readers who are curious about zoos, their inhabitants, and their caregivers.
Sally Bates Goodroe, Harris County Public Library, Houston, TX
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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How will a veterinarian help a tiger with a toothache? A tortoise with a broken leg? A gorilla with a cold? This informative book examines the behind-the-scenes work of zookeepers and veterinarians who treat zoo animals. A tiger with a toothache is put to sleep with a drug dart, a gorilla with a cold gets cough medicine, and a tortoise gets a metal pin in its broken leg and a small skateboard fitted to its shell to help it get around. The brightly colored illustrations, in watercolor and pen and ink, enhance the readable, clear text and show details of the tools of the trade. Also included are notes on how to be a good zoo visitor. Shelley Townsend-Hudson

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