Unstoppable: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals

By: Nancy Furstinger

Chris P. Bacon was born with malformed legs, but with the help of a wheelchair made of construction toys, he’s become a hero to people with similar challenges. Author’s note. Glossary. Bibliography. List of websites to learn more about some of the animals in the book. Index. Full-color photographs.

ISBN: 9780544879669

JLG Release: Feb 2018


Sensitive Areas: Discussion of inhumane treatment of animals
Topics: Veterinary surgery , Domestic animals , Artificial limbs , Prosthesis , Bionics , Animal behavior and characteristics , Human-animal relationships

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Divided into two sections, this book provides examples of animals being helped through the use of prostheses and adaptive devices. The first section, “The Comeback Animals,” shares stories of a number of individual creatures, ranging from large (Chouk the elephant) to small (Estella the guinea pig). Descriptions of their physical challe Divided into two sections, this book provides examples of animals being helped through the use of prostheses and adaptive devices. The first section, “The Comeback Animals,” shares stories of a number of individual creatures, ranging from large (Chouk the elephant) to small (Estella the guinea pig). Descriptions of their physical challenges are juxtaposed with the ways in which they have been fitted with artificial limbs or orthopedic devices to improve their quality of life. The second section, “The Wizards of Prosthetics,” focuses on a few of the people who design the technologies that assist these animals. Insight into the devices’ conception give mention of STEM-related processes, which may motivate readers to do further research and try some creative problem-solving of their own. The short narratives are heartwarming, expanding on the animals’ personalities and sharing a few details about the ways in which their caretakers have made their lives more enjoyable. VERDICT This book is sure to appeal to animal lovers and future veterinarians. A must-have for nonfiction shelves.—Sarah Reid, Four County Library System, NY

Book Details

ISBN

9780544879669

First Release

February 2018

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

9" x 7"

Page Count

128

Accelerated Reader

Level 7.7; Points: 2;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 8.5; Points: 5;

Lexile

Level NC1150L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Discussion of inhumane treatment of animals

Topics

Veterinary surgery, Domestic animals, Artificial limbs, Prosthesis, Bionics, Animal behavior and characteristics, Human-animal relationships,

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