Entries Tagged as 'Pet Trade'

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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The One and Only Ivan

August 10th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY hello I am Ivan. I am a gorilla. It’s not as easy as it looks. So begins the spare, beautiful tale of┬áThe One and Only Ivan, a novel about a gorilla kept in a shopping mall exhibit, next to animals forced to perform in a circus. It’s difficult to review complex […]

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Rio (2011)

May 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Movies

Review By JESSICA ALMY The animated movie “Rio” really had me at the first scene, where all the birds of the rainforest ascend into the sky to sing and fly in a huge, showy musical number. Add to the lush animation and the spirited music a storyline that revolves around the evils of the pet […]

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The Misadventures of Ori Tang

February 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY As a parent, I find myself grappling with how to talk to my daughter about the serious issues our world faces. Sometimes books can help start the conversation in an age-appropriate, nonthreatening way. The Misadventures of Ori Tang by Sandra F. Stern and Alex Walton broaches the issue of the pet […]

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