Here are stories of parental love, like the Dalmatian who mothers a newborn lamb a lamb that just happens to be white with black spots! Stories of playful love, including the fox and the hound who become inseparable. And stories of orphaned animals who have found family-like ties in unexpected combinations, like the elephant who's bonded with sea lions, goats and other animals in her walks around the Oregon Zoo.
Ms. Holland has interviewed scientists, zoologists and animal caretakers from around the world, tracking down firsthand sources and eyewitnesses. The stories are written with journalistic integrity and detail and always filled with the author's deep affection for her subjects.
I love reading books about animals!
This is an awesome book for animal lovers. There are 43 love stories about animals from around the world that have bonded with others that are not their species ... a horse and a dog, a pig and a goat, a leopard and a dog, puppies and a piggy, a moose and a woman, and more. Along with the stories are awesome pictures of the cross species lovers. Way too cute!
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it. It was obvious that the author is an animal lover. It's suitable for all ages.
Here are some of the pictures from the book ... how can you resist reading this book?!
|Kate and Pippin|
|Selati and Tommy|
|Bak (who is blind) and Guzik|
|Sydney and her kittens|
|Apple Sauce and the Rotties|
|Zeke and Sarah with one of their zedonks|