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Unlikely Friendships for Kids: The Leopard & the Cow: And Four Other Stories of Animal Friendships Hardcover – May 2, 2012
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About the Author
Jennifer S. Holland is a contributing writer for National Geographic. She has also written for, among others, The Discovery Channel, NPR, and The Washington Post, specializing in science and natural history.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is a collection of 5 stories of animal friendships, designed to appeal to kids in the 6-10 age range. In terms of reading level, it's comparable to an early chapter book -- a bit harder than Frog and Toad, but only a bit. Each story is quite short (4-10 pages), there's a fair amount of white space on each page, and there are some nice pictures.
I think Book 2 (The Dog & the Piglet) in this series is better than Books 1 or 3. This one feels a little dumbed-down, and several of the stories end with the friends going to different places and never seeing each other again. (The way of life, perhaps, but it feels sad.) The pictures are adorable, but there aren't enough of them (book 2 has many more).
I'm certainly happy for kids who want animal stories to read this book; I just don't think I rises above "fine".
(Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher at an American Library Association Annual Conference. I was not required to write a positive review. Thank you, Workman!)
I am giving it to my 3 year old cousin so he will learn to love animals - hope it works!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Such a sweet book that teaches kids not only to love animals, but to have compassion for anyone or anything that is different. Beautiful stories and cute pictures.Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
Perfect for the animal living child. We love the stories. We reAd it over and over.Published 3 months ago by Trish
Great real life animal stories that you don't often hear about on the news. Such great stories to share with your children.Published 18 months ago by Mari Jane Hill
Hopefully our granddaughter is enjoying. I thought they were special stories.Published 20 months ago by Carolyn Teale
Sent this book to my 4 1/2 old grandson, he read it by himself and loved the stories!Published 21 months ago by Linda B