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Reviewed by Astrid Iustulin for Readers' Favorite
Vanessa is a young turkey vulture who lives with her relatives and wishes to go with them to Muir Woods, but she is considered too young to have the strength to fly there and back. The day everyone, including her parents and brother, goes to Muir Woods, Vanessa stays behind to look after her cousin Rosie. Since Rosie is hungry, Vanessa goes looking for food and finds a half-buried black and white dog. She eats it and then stores some meat in her crop for her cousin. On the way back, Vanessa feels unwell, and only the help of her human friends will save her. But why was the black and white dog there? Find out about Vanessa's adventure in Roberta R. Carr and Collette Treewater's Vanessa's Rotten Day.
I never imagined that a turkey vulture could be the protagonist of a children's story, much less that she could be so adorable. Vanessa completely changed my opinion. Her story taught me that sometimes one must pay a little more attention to safeguard wildlife, especially because turkey vultures are so valuable for the ecosystem. As I read, the accuracy with which Roberta R. Carr and Collette Treewater described the medical procedure to save Vanessa's life struck me, and when I finished the book, I discovered her story is based on actual events. This adds a lot of value to a book that I already considered wonderful. I think any young reader of Vanessa's Rotten Day will enjoy a story that can teach so much in a delightful way. As an adult reader, I recommend that all other adults read this story with their children.