Entries Tagged as 'Wild Animals in Captivity'

Hairy Hezekiah

January 8th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT Poor Hezekiah! This Bactrian camel gent spends his days in a British zoo, very lonely indeed. The hairy fellow spends much of his time talking to himself, or to his keepers, who do not understand a word he utters. This makes him ill tempered and unhappy. Eventually Hezekiah has a go […]

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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 Girl and the Elephant

September 16th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN In the same spirit as The Little Prince comes this otherworldly tale of a young girl who befriends an elephant at the local zoo. A vulture, chimps, and of course the elephant look forlorn behind the bars of their barren cages/enclosures. A carrot entices the elephant to consider this potential […]

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Old Abe, Eagle Hero

August 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN You don’t hear much historical lore about bald eagles outside of them being known as the United States’ national bird, and even that was famously contested by Benjamin Franklin’s favoritism for the American turkey. Old Abe, Eagle Hero brings history to life and shows readers the importance of mascots in […]

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