Entries Tagged as 'Interspecies Friendship'

Tua and the Elephant

November 1st, 2012 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Kiddo and I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure story about a young girl named Tua (meaning “peanut”) and her friend Pohn-Pohn, the elephant. Set in Thailand, the chapter book opens with their meeting — where Tua observes Pohn-Pohn being mistreated by her mahouts — and proceeds to a happy ending at an […]

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Rickie and Henri

October 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY A book about interspecies friendship? Written by Jane Goodall, hero for animals and founder of Roots and Shoots? AND illustrated by Alan Marks? Imagine my excitement when I found this title at my local library! Based on a true story, this book is geared to kids a little older than most […]

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Tugg and Teeny

May 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY After falling in love with J. Patrick Lewis’ Swan Song, I was certain I would like his early reader Tugg and Teeny, published last year. It’s a sweet, short book of 1,100 words that focuses on the friendship between Tugg, a gorilla, and Teeny, a monkey. Entitled “The Strange Stick,” “What’s […]

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Mercy Watson to the Rescue

March 3rd, 2012 · 4 Comments · Books

Review By HOMA WOODRUM Mercy Watson to the Rescue¬†by Kate Di Camillo (of The Tale of Despereaux fame) and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen is the first of what is currently a six book series centered around the¬†exuberant pig Mercy Watson. Mr. and Mrs. Watson dote on Mercy, extolling her many virtues and proclaiming that […]

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