National Geographic Kids Chapters: Best Friends Forever: And More True Stories of Animal Friendships

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This is the first in a line of four books within the National Geographic Kids Chapters series that explore unexpected animal bonds. In this book you'll meet four unlikely pairings, including Billy and Lilly. Billy the boxer adopted Lilly the goat when she was abandoned by her mother. Billy and Lilly are rarely apart since Billy has taken on the role of Lilly's protector, caretaker, and constant companion. This and the other stories in this book will enchant readers and empower them to devour the more ...

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Overview

This is the first in a line of four books within the National Geographic Kids Chapters series that explore unexpected animal bonds. In this book you'll meet four unlikely pairings, including Billy and Lilly. Billy the boxer adopted Lilly the goat when she was abandoned by her mother. Billy and Lilly are rarely apart since Billy has taken on the role of Lilly's protector, caretaker, and constant companion. This and the other stories in this book will enchant readers and empower them to devour the more text-heavy "grown up" style of the book, while still keeping the story easily digestable for a hestitant reader.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
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Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Four stories of unusual animal friendships are related in three chapters each. In the first, an orangutan, Suryia, befriends a stray dog, Roscoe. Suryia and Roscoe become inseparable — sleeping together, playing together, and even swimming together, although orangutans usually avoid bodies of water. The second story features Koko, an intelligent gorilla with a desire for a cat as a friend. Koko speaks ASL sign language and is clear about expressing what she wants. She is gentle and loving with All Ball, her first kitten, until All Ball wanders onto the road and is killed by a car. Koko shares her next kitten with a male gorilla and then begins to turn her attention to baby gorillas. The next story is about Jasmine, an abandoned greyhound. Once Jasmine regains her health, she becomes the welcoming party for new animals brought to the refuge. She is friends with a fox and a baby deer. The last story is about Owen, a baby hippopotamus, and Mzee, a tortoise believed to be about 130 years old. Mzee shares life with Owen until Owen grows old enough to move into a section of the refuge specially designed for hippos. All of the stories contain factual information about the featured animals and are accompanied by high quality photographs of the animals themselves. Part of the "True Stories of Animals" series. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426309359
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 7/9/2013
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 116,641
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

A longtime editor of National Geographic books, AMY SHIELDS is known for her work in children's literature. She has written several popular children's books, including National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why and many other titles for the National Geographic Readers series. She lives in New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    so cute

    this book is Amazingly cute

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    This is great.

    Why did that guy only give it one star.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    NO......

    There is no sample

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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