From the courage of Stubby the war dog to the empathy of Koko the gorilla,Little Heroes: Amazing Animals Who Changed the Worldis a young child's first introduction to the incredible animals who taught us that you don't have to be big (or human) to make a difference. Simple text and adorable illustrations tell the contributions of nine animals who went down in history as interspecies heroes:
- Blossom the vaccine cow
- Stubby the war dog
- Cher Ami the carrier pigeon
- Winnie the friendly bear
- Simon the seacat
- Togo the sled dog
- Able and Baker the space monkeys
- Koko the signing gorilla
About the Author
Heidi Poelman received her degrees in communication from Brigham Young University (BA) and Wake Forest University (MA). Heidi is the author of the Little Heroes series, A is for Abinadi, A is for Adam, I Can Love Like Jesus, The Two-Minute Secret to Staying in Love, and A Mother’s Greatest Gift. She particularly enjoys writing about inspiring people and ways to strengthen families. She seeks inspiration by seeing new places, playing outdoors, and getting lost in a good book. Heidi and her husband, Scott, live in Utah with their four bright-eyed children. Learn more at www.heidipoelman.com.
Kyle Kershner has loved drawing since he was a tot. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in sequential art. He spends his days doing what he loves most: illustrating children’s books and making kid-friendly art. Kyle resides in Northeast Ohio with his wife and son.