This is the first in a series of wildlife storybooks detailing the life of Trouper the raccoon, a survivor of animal cruelty.
Jungle House Publications
Trouper - The True Adventures of a Blind Raccoon: The Beginning is an 8 1/2 x 10, softcover, 48-page wildlife educational book for children from kindergarten to third grade. Trouper details the story of a blind raccoon victim of animal cruelty and his life with his caretaker, Miss Dot Lee. This book teaches children the importance of respecting wildlife and the consequences of animal cruelty. Trouper the raccoon survives his injuries with the help of Miss Dot, a wildlife rehabilitator, and becomes an animal ambassador - an animal that cannot be released into the wild due to physical or psychological injuries, and is used for educational purposes.
Miss Dot received another phone call, this time from a friend. He had found an injured baby raccoon lying on its side in some tall grass on a golf course. He wanted Miss Dot to take care of it.
The little raccoon was only eight weeks old.
Baby raccoons are called kits. The injured kit didn't move and was bleeding from cuts on its head and nose.
[After five days of no improvement]
She looked into the carrier at the kit, and her tears dropped onto its fur.
"I'm so sorry, little one," she said. "I have done all I can for you, but you're not getting any better."
Just when she was about to give up, the baby raccoon picked up its head and yawned! It even moved its body a little bit.