Author and National Geographic senior writer Jennifer S. Holland brings together these stories plus 44 more unlikely accounts of animal friendship in UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom.
I am super happy to bring back the monthly book club with a special holiday twist!
I had the pleasure of reading the book Unlikely Friendships by Jennifer Holland, a book that I truly enjoyed from begining to end! Trust me when I tell you that you will try your best to put this book down, and go back to it, but you are going to have to read this when you have time to devour it in one sitting, it's that heartwarming that you will NOT want to put it down!
Get a sneak peek at some of the Unlikely Friendships featured in the book:
Unlikely Friendships documents one heartwarming tale after another of animals who, with nothing else in common, bond in the most unexpected ways. A cat and a bird. A mare and a fawn. An elephant and a sheep. A snake and a hamster. The well-documented stories of Koko the gorilla and All Ball the kitten; and the hippo Owen and the tortoise Mzee. And almost inexplicable stories of predators befriending prey—an Indian leopard slips into a village every night to sleep with a calf. A lionness mothers a baby oryx. Ms. Holland narrates the details and arc of each story, and also offers insights into why—how the young leopard, probably motherless, sought maternal comfort with the calf, and how a baby oryx inspired the same mothering instinct in the lionness. Or, in the story of Kizzy, a nervous retired Greyhound, and Murphy, a red tabby, how cats and dogs actually understand each other’s body language. With Murphy’s friendship and support, Kizzy recovered from life as a racing dog and became a confident, loyal family pet.
These are the most amazing friendships between species, collected from around the world and documented in a selection of full-color candid photographs.
and just when I thought it couldn't get better, there is a companion calendar that goes along with the book!
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