Monday, November 3, 2014
Middle School Monday: Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom
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Packed with beautiful, breathtaking full-color photographs, Unlikely Loves is a celebration of love between species. Here are stories of parental love, like the Dalmatian who mothers a newborn lamb—a lamb that just happens to be white with black spots! Stories of playful love, including the fox and the hound who become inseparable. And stories of orphaned animals who have found family-like ties in unexpected combinations, like the elephant who’s bonded with sea lions, goats, and other animals in her walks around the Oregon Zoo.
Ms. Holland has interviewed scientists, zoologists, and animal caretakers from around the world, tracking down firsthand sources and eyewitnesses. The stories are written with journalistic integrity and detail—and always filled with the author’s deep affection for her subjects.
My thoughts: A fun read that animal lovers of all ages will enjoy. My favorite is "The Owl and the Pussycat", which you may have seen on Fum & Gebra - Perfect friendship . "The Terrier and the Duckling" was another one of my favorites, along with seeing photos of little fawns with any other animal.