Karla discusses the wild environments from which the animals came and imparts an appreciation for the animals’ place in our world. The animals include a sulfur-crested cockatoo, an African pygmy hedgehog, a Nile monitor, a ring-tailed lemur, and a llama.
With the help of “creature teachers,” wildlife instructor, Karla Majewski, instructs her young audience about the lives and behavior of five special animals—a sulfur-crested cockatoo, an African pygmy hedgehog, a Nile monitor, a lemur, and a llama.
Most of all, the children learn about the homes and environments these animals would inhabit if they lived in the wild.
But Angel, Brillo, Foster, Pops, and Julie Ann cannot live in the wild because they have always lived with human families, and they would not survive on their own.
So they have come to live with Karla and her family in their private home zoo. Here—and at schools, libraries, fairs, and other gathering places—children become acquainted with Karla’s special animals and learn to appreciate their place in our world.
This series was designed to acquaint young people with the characteristics, behaviors, and habitats of many diverse animals. In most of the programs, members of the audience are invited to touch, hold, and gently interact with the animals. Recommended by Booklist “for young animal enthusiasts and classroom audiences,” the series emphasizes respect for the animals and their habitats.