Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Best Friends Forever... Interspecies Style

For Animal Lovers
On the too-cute-for-words front, National Geographic science writer Jennifer S. Holland delivers a spectacular visual tribute to the power of friendship and empathy among animals of different species.  Unlikely Friendships include an orangutan and a kitten, and owl and a spaniel, a white rhino and a billy goat, and a seeing-eye cat and a blind mutt.  With 47 stories in all, this a great book to share with the family.

Similar Books for Children
How to Clean a Hippopotamus : a Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page
Owen & Mzee : the Language of Friendship by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kuhumbu
Two Bobbies : a True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship & Survival by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery
Suryia and Roscoe : the True Story of an Unlikely Friendship by Bhagavan "Doc" Antle, with Thea Feldman
Koko's Kitten by Francine Patterson

Surf's Up

National Geographic News : Author Interview with Jennifer Holland
Daring Duos : Unlikely Animal Friends (Slide slow courtesy of Our Amazing Planet)