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Emi and the Rhino Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-05-26 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 6 user ratings
ISBN:0547408501
LANGUAGE:English

" I liked this book but it grosses me out so i wouldn't recommend it. " said.

"This book is about Emi the Sumatran rhino and one zoologist's mission to breed her. Sumatran rhinos are very endangered and a baby hadn't been born in captivity for over 100 years. When Emi finally mated with a male Sumatran rhino, her first several pregnancies ended in miscarriage, but rhino scientist Terri Roth was determined to succeed at helping Emi carry a baby to full term.

The book includes lots of information about the different species of rhinos and their status as endangered species. Color photos are present on every page. Profiles of each of the five species of rhino can be found at the end of the book as well as resources for more information and how to help rhinos. I've enjoyed one other book in the Scientists in the Field series and look forward to reading more!
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"Our school welcomed Mary Kay Carson today. She shared with us many of her books, and how she went about researching her information to create her books. As a Cincinnatian, she spoke of her love of our zoo and how an early internship there shaped her love of science and animals. As an author, later in her life, it was interesting to hear how much she valued the experience of being able to revisit the zoo as a researcher and study the Sumatran Rhinos. This has a good story, and a positive lesson for young students on how to create a background for such a nonfiction book. This was explained to be her favorite book she has written due to the connection with Cincinnati, the material, and being at the zoo again. We enjoyed this story and the collection of photographs shared as the highlight of her presentation to us. " said.

"• target audience: Ms Science 10-14yrs

• summary –Terri Roth is an Animal Scientist working at the Cincinnati Zoo. She is an expert at breeding endangered species. She works with Emi a sumatran Rhino. She discovers how to breed and produce baby rhino's, an impressive project, since Sumatran rhinos have not been successfully bred in captivity in more than 100 years.

• strengths/weaknesses- Well I have a minor in Animal Science so I am biased about this book. I think I would be in good company in Middle school. Books about animals are very popular in this target audience. I was enthralled with the story. Compelling, the story is told like an interview with the scientist, there are lots of quotes, and interesting details from the project. Also, plenty of information about rhinos and the cultural practices known about keeping them in captivity including the nature of their endangerment. I learned a lot, there are excellent photos of rhinos, and some very cute pictures of the first upclose documented experience with a baby rhino. Thump-thump goes my heart, the baby photos are super sweet.

• personal critique - Yes I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in animals. It is also valuable for students to use as a study in careers. There are many careers surrounding animals, and this book is a good introduction to animal science. There are some excellent facts and I learned about rhinos, and enjoyed the story. Many young students only think of being a veterinarian, but this books points out the general field of animal science and alternate pathways. Caretaking, research and data collection are all explored. There is even ongoing research referred to in the field guide at the back of the book, with vocabulary lists and an excellent index.

• illustrations - There are many photographs and a few maps and charts. The baby pictures are adorable. The maps and charts making learning the locations and varieties of rhinos easy for the target audience.

• whether a title could be used in a lesson plan? I would use this in a career exploration lesson.
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" I looked up Emi on the internet and was sad to see she had died in 2009. This book was an amazing story of her life and full of information about rhinos. " said.

" Cute book. Lots of info about Sumatran Rhinos and helping endangered species. " said.

" the book was good and one of the really cool facts is that a good rhino horn can be worth 50K! " said.

" This clear, well-written book is full of fascinating information about rhinos and scientists. It's not only educational but fun, too, and the photos are great! This is a great book for parents and children to share at home and for teachers to use in school. " said.

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