Wildlife concerns play a secondary role in this entry in the Animal Rescue Team series that focuses on 10-year-old Keisha�s struggles to keep up with the Grand River Steppers jump-rope team. Meanwhile, Keisha�s family�s animal-rescue organization contends with an overload of squirrels on a local college campus and receives help from a young veteran, who lost his leg. Stauffacher�s story emphasizes responsible behavior when interacting with animals in an urban setting, but the messages are never strident. Fans of the series will be glad to follow the familiar characters through another adventure, although this book stands alone easily, too. Grades 4-6. --Kara Dean
--This text refers to the
About the Author
SUE STAUFFACHER is passionate about helping kids know what to do when the wild meets the child. A longtime advocate for literacy, she speaks around the country, connecting kids with books to help grow lifelong readers. She is a former book reviewer, and her novels for young readers include Harry Sue
, and Donuthead
. Visit her on the Web at SueStauffacher.com.From the Hardcover edition.