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Reviewed by Carmen Tenorio for Readers' Favorite
Kaya Finds a Home by Lauran Zurcher is a true story about an African leopard called Kaya who seems content in the wildlife sanctuary, except when she has to deal with some loud two-legged creatures with cameras and big vehicles during tourist season. Kaya is intimidated by what she feels is an intrusion, something which makes her withdraw. Because she was feeling thirsty, she had to go down to the watering hole, hoping that nobody would notice her. She was a little surprised when tourists spotted her drinking from a distance, but she ignored the noisy humans and their cameras until they went away. From then on, Kaya learned to coexist with humans. Kaya got used to this routine and learned to adjust and live with it. She has coped well with the environment and its activities which she now calls home.
Children can easily be mesmerized by the beautiful illustrations of the leopard and its habitat, and it is certainly interesting to see how the interaction between wildlife and humans is portrayed in this picture book by Lauren Zurcher. It is written from the perspective of the animal to make readers develop empathy and understand why a reclusive leopard reacts this way. It shows us that wild animals can cope with humans. Wildlife should be given enough room, with observers keeping a required and respectfully safe distance that should not disturb them, lest they become unpredictable. As long as this guideline is followed by safari tourists, the animals themselves will in turn learn to co-exist peacefully with people and eventually get used to their presence, especially if they feel that they are not in danger. Kaya Finds a Home is a simple and delightful read-along book recommended for kids 3 years old and above.