Entries Tagged as 'Circus'

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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Vegan Is Love

April 30th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT Many veg families are familiar with author/illustrator Ruby Roth’s first book That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals, in which the reasons for compassionate eating are assiduously laid out. Ms. Roth’s most recent book, Vegan Is Love, is aimed at a slightly older audience (seven and up) and picks up where her […]

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On Parade

October 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN It’s about time for an honest, open, factual, and focused discussion with older children about how animals suffer in our society. Rob Laidlaw, author of Wild Animals in Captivity and founder of Zoocheck Canada, recognized that and addresses his latest work, On Parade, on the subject of animals in entertainment. […]

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The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling

April 19th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN Good series are hard to come by. Here’s one for fans of the witty and spellbinding writing of Harry Potter and Lemony Snicket. Set in 19th-century England, the novel tells the story of 15-year-old Penelope Lumley, a Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females graduate and newly hired governess to Alexander, […]

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