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A newborn orangutan is seriously ill with a mysterious stomach ailment. An alligator with an agonizing toothache needs an urgent operation. And a chubby tiger must be put on a diet. It’s all in a day’s work for a zoo vet! Get to Work with Science and Technology is a fascinating new series that introduces readers to the real-life applications of STEM subjects. Every day, vets are faced with tricky problems to solve. In The Wild World of a Zoo Vet, readers will discover how vets use science and high-tech equipment to solve problems, save lives, and care for wild animals big and small. Told in a lively narrative style, this book includes firsthand accounts of everyday life as a zoo vet, dramatic and funny anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes photos. Readers will also get the chance to try out their zoo vet skills with activities that are perfect for science fair projects.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
Copyright 2016
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Series Get to Work with Science and Technology
Language English
Number of Pages 32
ISBN 9781910549346, 9781910549353, 9781627249973
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 636
Dimensions 8 x 10
ATOS Reading Level 5.2
Guided Reading Level O
Lexile Reading Level 880
Author Ruth Owen

NSTA Recommends The Wild World of a Zoo Vet

Would you like to work at a zoo? What jobs might be important? Have you ever thought about becoming a Zoo Vet and working with the wild animals there? Being a veterinarian takes on new meaning as the book connects the job and the adventures offered here through the use of real time photos and the most current science information available!

As the importance of S.T.E.M. education comes to the forefront of classrooms everywhere, it becomes increasingly necessary for teachers everywhere to bring their classroom libraries up to speed! The Get to Work with Science and Technology series of books does just that. From learning about being a veterinarian in a zoo to the engineering of a space robot, these books bring students into the world of the latest and most exciting career choices of the 21st Century!

Each book provides over 30 pages of color infused photographs and images that attract the students and draw them to the text. The boldface, current vocabulary enhances the understanding of each topic in a way that encourages students to add it to their daily conversation! Essential and compelling facts are contained throughout the book in circles that standout and remind the reader of their importance to the topic. Each book contains a kid–friendly glossary and a project idea that will allow students to take on the job being highlighted. As teachers look for new resources to focus their students on the newest and most innovative career choices, this series should be at the top of their lists!

School Library Journal Review for Get to Work with Science and Technology

Firsthand accounts from professionals in the field, dramatic situations that require problem-solving, and fascinating facts are at the heart of this engrossing series. These high-interest occupations will appeal to a wide audience, especially those students interested in pursuing a STEM-related career. Real-life scientists who use technology, analysis, and critical thinking to solve problems demonstrate on a larger scale the same techniques that students are learning in the classroom. Interesting details abound, and kids will be eager to learn more strange but true tidbits. (How do vets trim an elephant’s toenails? With saws and power sanders, of course.) Striking photos are complemented by geometric sidebars, and the white-print-on-black-background is fresh and sharp. VERDICT Readers will flock to this fun and informational series.