From School Library Journal
Christine C. Menefee, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"...focuses on different animals and the therapeutic benefits of their interaction with people with mental and physical disabilities" -- Advance for LPNs
"A must for pet lovers, health care workers and anyone who wishes to benefit from this most holistic of therapies." -- The Latham Letter, Fall, 2002
"Any pet owner will happily bore you about the relaxing benefits of having an animal about the place. This absorbing book, though, takes a serious look at the value to the disabled and mentally ill of interaction with animals. . . . Graham produces a balanced thesis and a successful mix of scholarship and anecdotal evidence." -- Daily Mail, July 9, 1999
"In this eye-opening and engrossing book, [Graham] shows that animals and humans have a great deal to offer each other and that this kind of holistic therapy should not be ignored or underestimated. What is more, Creature Comforts is a thoroughly enjoyable read, not just for those with a disability - for all of us. I defy anyone to read it and not be moved by his stories." -- Disability Now, July, 1999
"There is something spookily 'Far Side' about the images of human-animal relations conjured up in Creature Comfort. This funny and touching investigation of animal therapy steers well clear of sensationalism, and there is not a tinge of the kind of New Age guff you might expect from an author who makes a habit of swimming with dolphins. Yet at the same time this realistic, personal book is quite extraordinary, a study of how dolphins, horses, rabbits, dogs, cats and even goldfish can have a healing effect on the vulnerable, handicapped or mentally ill which has yet to be explained by conventional medicine." -- Books Magazine (UK)