Praised as “inspiring and heartwarming,” these amazing animals making their way around the world with the help of prosthetics, braces, orthotics, and wheelchairs will wow science enthusiasts and animal lovers alike.
These unstoppable animals refuse to let their circumstances keep them down. Follow thirteen animals of different species and situations as they learn to navigate the world through prosthetic science. Readers will meet the caretakers, prosthetists, vets, and loving families who help to make recovery possible. Furstinger offers a glimpse into the cutting-edge technologies, such as 3D printing and brain-controlled prosthetics, that are helping to improve the lives of animals and humans alike. From adorable animals to extraordinary science, this book has it all.
About the Author
Nancy Furstinger has been speaking up for animals since she learned to talk, and she hasn't shut up yet. She is the author of nearly 100 books, including many on her favorite topic: animals! She started her writing career in third grade, when her class performed a play she wrote while recovering from chicken pox. Since then, Nancy has been a feature writer for a daily newspaper, a managing editor of trade and consumer magazines, and an editor at two children’s book publishing houses. She shares her home with big dogs, house rabbits, and a chinchilla (all rescued), and volunteers with several animal organizations. Visit her website at www.nancyfurstinger.com
"There’s no way a book this adorable will stay on the shelves, which is fitting considering it’s about animals on the move—disabled animals to be exact...Numerous STEM connections, from the prosthetics’ designs, the shared advances between veterinary and human medicine, and a page devoted to low-tech solutions, such as PVC-pipe walkers and a skateboard-scooting tortoise. Inspiring and heartwarming." —Booklist
"This book is sure to appeal to animal lovers and future veterinarians. A must-have for nonfiction shelves." –School Library Journal
“…Entertaining and enlightening to read.” –Kirkus