Entries Tagged as 'Africa'

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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Christian, the Hugging Lion

August 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT You may have read about Christian, a well-known lion, or seen a video that went viral several years ago featuring him. Christian, the Hugging Lion, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, is another telling about Christian and his caregivers Ace and John. At the well-known London department store, Harrods, one day, the two men […]

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The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps

June 17th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER KALI My three-year-old daughter has been obsessed with orangutans lately. It started when, in an effort toavoid the Memphis heat Memorial Day weekend, we stepped into an IMAX theater and saw the movie “Born to Be Wild.” The movie is adorable with cute baby orangutans in diapers drinking milk from a bottle, and […]

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The Great Cake Mystery

May 4th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By HOMA WOODRUM I was so excited to hear that Alexander McCall Smith had written mystery chapter book for younger readers featuring a young Precious Ramotswe of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. My daughter and I got through The Great Cake Mystery in record time, she loved the story and the illustrations by […]

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