Who would have thought that the advent of 3D printers would create unstoppable animals? Here, let me give you an example!
Would you like to know more? In Unstoppable you will meet 13 animals that haven’t let a disability stop them from living life. They’ve needed some people to help them along the way. with the advent 3D printers and bionics it means nothing slows them down now.
What do you get?
Full colour pictures fill every page of the 128 page book. You’ll meet lambs, goats, cows, puppies, birds, turtles and more. So many ways that animals can be helped! I was rather surprised myself. Imagine seeing a little guinea pig on wheels! I’ve seen dogs on wheels so I suppose I shouldn’t have been too surprised, but imagine the fidgeting you’d need to do for a wee guinea pig.
Written by Nancy Furstinger and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. You may recall another book by Furstinger called Mercy. I am reviewing this book on behalf of Raincoast Books. 13 chapters complete with along with a note from the author, glossary, bibliography and photo credits. A page is listed with websites to learn more about the animals talked about.
Unstoppable, the details
Written for children 8-12 years old, Unstoppable: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals, you’ll find the text easy to read. The font was very clean and clear. It is a fairly large font that suited the size of the book excellently. It comes in kindle, trade paperback or hardcover.
I was very surprised at the types of animals represented: Cows, goats, sheep, ducks, guinea pigs,geese, rabbits, cats, turtles, elephants, guinea pigs, horses, sandhill cranes, alligators, dolphins, llamas, bald eagles and donkeys.
As a farmers daughter I rather wonder about the expense for providing bionic prosthetics for farm animals but have come to understand that some individuals turn them into pets. Pets of all shapes and sizes should be provided with good care should they not?
Just look at these really well done images! Being able to see them in use and how these different animals can now lead full lives, rather cool isn’t it?
The stories are well-written showing the need of each animal, the challenge in creating the right prosthetic and how it has impacted the animal life. Can you imagine the challenge in making a prosthetic for an alligator?
Should you get it?
I found Unstoppable: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals to be an absolutely fascinating book. The efforts people go to in order to help their disabled pets amazes me.
The science behind making the prosthetics intrigues me, and knowing that people can make these aids for their animals using a 3D printer surprises me. What a cost-effective way to help more animals!
If you have children with a love for animals, science, and engineering this would be an excellent book to share with them.
Not all the links posted at the close of this book worked. Be advised that some links lead to sanctuaries and rescues that twist the truth.