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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
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.
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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 9 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 11 months ago by Prickly
I have shared this book with over 25 people and some ordered it love it.Published 11 months ago by Barry AcMoody
What a wonderful book!!! A must own for any animal lover!!Published 15 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 15 months ago by Sara Bouchard
This book was one of the students' favorites when I was an elementary school library media specialist. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Cheryl C.