Friends: True Stories of Extraordinary Animal Friendshipsby Catherine Thimmesh
What makes a camel friends with a Vietnamese pig? Or a wild polar bear pals with a sled dog? In this young preschool book, Catherine Thimmesh makes us wonder at the truth and mystery of unlikely animal friendships. Because the stories behind these friendships are true, not contrived, captured by photographers in many countries ranging from Siberia to Japan, they
What makes a camel friends with a Vietnamese pig? Or a wild polar bear pals with a sled dog? In this young preschool book, Catherine Thimmesh makes us wonder at the truth and mystery of unlikely animal friendships. Because the stories behind these friendships are true, not contrived, captured by photographers in many countries ranging from Siberia to Japan, they not only give readers insight into animals but challenge preconceived notions about compatibility. This book also expresses tolerance of differences and makes us look at the kindness of animals—and humans—a little differently.
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Catherine Thimmesh is the Sibert Medal-winning author of Team Moon. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her family.
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Its a good book my teacher read it to our class and it was very cute i really liked how it was true but some parts were sad like how some of the animals had to be seperated from there friends.its a good book for little kids or even big kids. I love it it was worth the money.
This is a wonderful book about life and friendship for any age of reader. The pictures are amazing! The appeal for the young reader is the simple prose and colorful photographs. I anticipate many parents will be reading and re-reading this book for their children nightly. The unique aspect and engaging detail of this book is the detailed and current information illustrating how these unusual relationships occurred around the world. Although a child's book, my 16 year old daughter purchased this book to give to a friend for a graduation gift. This book is a wonderful graduation gift as it vividly reminds us how friendship is not dependent on external qualities or perceived differences. This book is a comforting and beautiful reminder of the gift of friendship for all ages. I highly recommend!
Utterly heartwarming! This is one of those rare books that you will want to read to your kids nightly, like Goodnight Moon or Dr. Seuss--with better rhymes, better pictures and a more important message. Stunning photos and simple engaging rhymes show the beauty of language, life and friendship, making it a wonderful picture book for infants and pre-readers; and the rhymes and compelling backstories convey an important message for all kids as they start off to school.