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Suryia and Roscoe: The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship Hardcover – April 26, 2011
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Who can imagine an orangutan being friends with a dog? Is it even possible?
With Suryia and Roscoe it is!
Dogs and orangutans rarely meet, and when they do, they are naturally shy around each other. But when Suryia the orangutan first meets Roscoe, a stray dog, they become best friends from the start.
Set on a preserve for rare animals, The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.) in South Carolina, here is a true story of a remarkable friendship between two unforgettable animals.
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“After meeting orangutan Suryia at a South Carolina wildlife preserve, stray dog Roscoe never left. The two enjoy swimming, wrestling and playing a deux.” ―People magazine
“The endearing photographs might well make you want to go out and save an orangutan ― or a stray pup.” ―Los Angeles Times
“Irresistible and charming, this story of the friendship between a stray dog and an orangutan in a wildlife preserve in South Carolina will delight family members of all ages. Gorgeous photos accompany the tale of their meeting and instant bond.” ―Kiwimagonline.com
“The images of Suryia hugging Roscoe, swimming with him in a pool or generously offering him a banana will make you smile.” ―Columbus Dispatch
“The engaging animals will appeal to children.” ―School Library Journal
“Fans of cute animal books will be delighted.” ―Booklist
“Young animal lovers . . . will be eager to read about this unlikely pairing between a stray dog and an orangutan in a wildlife preserve . . . . The clean, photo album–like design, high-interest topic, accessible text and captivating images will likely garner Suryia and Roscoe legions of new friends.” ―Kirkus Reviews
More About the Author
In 1982, the clinic was visited by a zoo director who introduced Doc to a Siberian tiger cub. He was so amazed by the presence of the tiger that he asked if he might use it at the end of one of his lectures, to demonstrate how even the most powerful animals were greatly affected by their environment. The presentation was a great success and after it was over an impressed audience member introduced himself as the local head of Exxon Oil. He asked Doc if he would present the tiger and his message of the dangers of environmental damage at an upcoming Exxon Convention. Needless to say, they were blown away and an amazing partnership was born between Doc Antle and the big cats of the world. T.I.G.E.R.S. was soon created as a wildlife education organization, dedicated to promoting global conservation with informative, educational, and entertaining interactive programs. It's animal ambassadors are important living examples of current worldwide environmental issues, helping to educate the world about the importance of conservation and global biodiversity. Today, Doc is widely recognized as one of the foremost animal trainers in the world, having worked with thousands of animals, and traveled the globe promoting the education and conservation of some of our planet's most rare and endangered species.
Top Customer Reviews
If you are looking for a sweet story, good pictures and a friendly tone that is appropriate for young children - this is the book for you.
In addition to the great story and wonderful pictures of these animals and the life they live (they have another pal who is an African elephant!!!) there is a great message about conservation, helping kids understand the decisions every person makes can - and DO - effect the habitat of many other creatures. Learn all about palm oil and it's role in deforestation, and about the lives of one unusual orangutan and his best friend, a once homeless hound dog. You won't be sorry you bought this book!
The photographs are wonderful.
I got this book for inner city kindergartners and they all loved it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a gift for my nephew. It is an amazing story of a dog and an orangutan who are best friends and how they met and get along.Published 3 months ago by AnneM
This is a wonderful book. The pictures are great! What a wonderful story of true friends. I would highly recommend this to everyone!Published 6 months ago by Prickly
I have shared this book with over 25 people and some ordered it love it.Published 6 months ago by Barry AcMoody
What a wonderful book!!! A must own for any animal lover!!Published 9 months ago by Marianne Elsrode
Wonderful story and pictures, makes all who read it (kids and adults) chuckle and want to go visit this adorable pair of friends!Published 10 months ago by Sara Bouchard
This book was one of the students' favorites when I was an elementary school library media specialist. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Cheryl Crawford
Read this book when you are alone, read it at your surprise birthday party, read it to strangers on the bus; most of all please trust a stranger's suggestion; and read it when the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by iphone