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Wild Vet Adventures: Saving Animals Around the World with Dr. Gabby Wild

National Geographic. Mar. 2021. 192p. Tr $29.90. ISBN 9781426338618.
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Gr 3-5–Wildlife veterinarian Dr. Gabby Zonenshine (aka “Gabby Wild”) shares facts about animals and details her personal experience in the field. This title features bright, eye-catching photos of wild animals in their natural habitats. Chapters are organized by continent and region: South America, Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Oceania, and North America. Around eight animals from each area region are highlighted, including jaguars, bats, gorillas, giant pandas, kangaroos, and wolves. Each chapter also provides a geography lesson and stories from Wild about animals from each area. There are instructions on how to use the book, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Wild explains why she decided to become a vet, what a vet does, and how to become one. There is also information on what to do if you locate an injured animal in the wild. Overall, this engaging text is sure to delight readers.
VERDICT Recommended for libraries where the publisher’s books or animal titles are popular.

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