By Suzi Eszterhas
Owlkids Books, 2017. Informational.
Suzi Eszterhas is a wildlife photographer that has spent an extensive amount of time on the African savanna with some pretty amazing animals. When a huge grassfire separates a two-week-old serval kitten from his mother, park rangers ask Eszterhas to foster the kitten and teach him how to survive on his own. She names him Moto (Swahili for "fire") and spends the next year preparing the kitten to return to the wild. Eszterhas documents the experience with beautiful photographs and accessible, yet engaging, text. There may be lots of oohing and aahing over the cuddly-looking kitten, but rest assured that this book is filled with substantial animal rescue information. Perfect for the animal lover at your house! A Junior Library Guild selection.
Look for other great titles in Eszterhas' Wildlife Rescue series, including Orangutan Orphanage, Sea Otter Rescue, and Koala Hospital.