Doyli to the Rescue – Saving Baby Monkeys in the Amazon
Doyli to the Rescue:
Saving Baby Monkeys in the Amazon
photos & text by Cathleen Burnham
Crickhollow Books • Hardcover
$18.95 • 32 pages • 10.5” x 9” • April 2015
Free downloadable teacher’s guide here.
Wild Animal Conservation (Endangered Species) • Amazon Rainforest •
Youth Environmental Activism • Global Kids
Ideal for ages 7–12
“A warm, sweet, and wonderful story, with engaging photographs that capture the heart and soul of a young girl who rescues wild animals in the Amazon rainforest. Everyone—kids, parents, teachers, librarians—will love Doyli.” – Raymond Bial, award-winning author of Amish Home, Ellis Island, and Where Lincoln Walked.
In Doyli to the Rescue: Saving Baby Monkeys in the Amazon, 10-year-old Doyli, with the help of her family, rescues endangered, orphaned monkeys from the perils of native hunters and the black market. She carries the rescued animals home to her island home in the Peruvian Amazon, where she nurtures them with her strong medicine of love and nourishing food.
When the little monkey orphans are old enough and strong enough, she releases them back to their natural habitat: the Amazon rainforest.
Cathleen Burnham’s children’s book, DOYLI TO THE RESCUE: Saving Baby Monkeys in the Amazon, is a delightful book for all ages. It is the best kind of nonfiction – engaging as well as informative. . . . Burnham shows us how even young children can make a difference in the world, and offers ideas on ways to help protect wild animals. Young and old alike will be enthralled with this book.
– Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, Children’s Book Author
This is the first book in Burnham’s WAKA (World Association of Kids and Animals) series, books for young readers that highlight wildlife preservation efforts being undertaken by kids around the globe. The stories of personal commitment and environmental activism in projects led by youngsters offer inspiration to all who work to protect animals and preserve their habitats.
“Doyli to the Rescue is a winner. The photos and text are intriguing and appealing. Doyli’s smiling face will make her feel like a friend from the start. Her life [in the Amazon] is one that could appear alien and distant, but instead reveals relationships, activities, and interests that are both familiar and exciting. . . . The book offers every aspect of nonfiction reading described in the Common Core State Standards, including picture captions, maps, clearly labeled species, specific vocabulary and back matter.” – Unpacking the Power of Picture Books (full review here)
CATHLEEN BURNHAM is an experienced travel and wildlife photojournalist. She has done assignments across the globe from Africa to Southeast Asia, from South and Central America to Europe.
Ms. Burnham visited young Doyli and Doyli’s family and school on a trip taken with Burnham’s own kids. Together with her family, Burnham travels the world meeting extraordinary, real children saving animals. We hope you’ll enjoy reading these stories, and that the WAKA series will show how people of all ages can work together to save Earth’s most endangered animals.
“In this visually stunning and beautifully laid-out picture book, we are introduced to 10-year-old Doyli who lives in a small isolated village in Peru. . . . You can’t help but fall in love with the young activist and animal rescuer, Doyli. This book has tremendous educational value, and Doyli is such an amazing inspiration and role model for tweens. . . . a great addition to a school classroom or library.” – Mother Daughter Book Reviews (full review here)
“Full-color photography of Doyli, her family, and baby monkeys in need fills this wonderful true story, which serves as a shining inspiration to readers of all ages that there is something they can do to protect wildlife and the environment. Highly recommended, especially for public and school library children’s collections.” – Midwest Book Review