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.
This is the first book in Burnham's WAKA (World Association of Kids and Animals) series photodocumentary 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.
The author 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. The WAKA series (additional books to be released this year) shows how people of all ages can work together to save Earth's most endangered animals.
There is a free teacher's guide available at the WAKA series website: www.WAKABooks.org.
Cathleen Burnham is an experienced travel and wildlife photojournalist who has done assignments across the globe from Africa to Southeast Asia from South and Central America to Europe. She is author of the WAKA series of books (World Association of Kids and Animals) profiling real kids around the world who are actively engaged in local wildlife conservation on a community-based level working to save wild animals and protect natural habitats.