Suryia and Roscoe: The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship

Suryia and Roscoe: The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship

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ISBN-13: 9781466816985
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 04/26/2011
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 11 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Dr. Bhagavan "Doc" Antle is the founder and director of T.I.G.E.R.S., The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species and the RSF, The Rare Species Fund. He is widely recognized as one of the foremost animal trainers in the world.

Thea Feldman has written and edited hundreds of children's books. She has also worked at the Wildlife Conservation Society where she researched and wrote about the animals in the Society's five urban wildlife parks in New York City.

Barry Bland started his photographic career as a sports photographer and now specializes in animal based editorial features. His work has been published in hundreds of national newspapers and magazines around the world.

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Suryia and Roscoe 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave this book to 2 of my friends children and They loved it. I thought it was a great introduction to how friendships can be with anyone. The bad reveiws on the page here seem to be about some VEGAN agenda they cannot have even read the book or even looked at the AMAZON PAGE the book has great anti palm oil stuff and save the forest intro for KIDS! This kind of stuff is what starts them on the right path. This is a FUN book that leads young children on a adventure to learn about new things, freindships, enviroment and orangutans. Look at the extra photo on the front page it has the save the forest idea. I LOVE THIS BOOK ITS A HIT WITH US ! I saw a youtube video how Robert Duvalls childrens fund gave it as gifts for children in need!
TeacherBA More than 1 year ago
This book makes you smile! It's a true uplifting story about love, sharing, and getting along with everyone. It's the number one lesson we all need a bit more of today. My children like it, my mom likes it, the whole world likes it. I watched the real story unfold on the net like so many millions of other people and I was so pleased that it was made into a childrens story. I love it that they included the Palm oil message in it, as well as the reality of the endangered orangutan and its jungle home. I would say this loving duo has made more impact on the plight of the rainforest and the orangutan than any other childrens book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very sweet story, adorable pictures (my son was cackling over them!), and a really well done book overall. We read this book often!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful TRUE story of friendship for my ages 3 and 5 years old preschool grandsons. I had originally found the youtube story and great photos to go with it online, so when this book came out I grabbed it immediately. My grandkids LOVE it!
theCajunLibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Suryia the orangutan notices Roscoe, the stray dog, hanging around the animal reserve and decides to introduce herself. Then, they become best friends and Roscoe finds himself a new home in the reserve. The two eat and play together and complement one another's personalities. An interesting look at how different animals can form such a close bond!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My sister gave me this book when I was home recuperating for two months. I love it so much that it's my favorite gift to a friend or relative similarly struggling to get well. Seeing Suryia swimming in her life vest with her good pal Roscoe makes it easier to believe that we can overcome even the most challenging obstacles. This book brings a smile to my face every time. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read the book but it sounds good lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is cute. It is full of beautiful and delightful images of Suryia and Roscoe, who definitely share a sweet and unique relationship. However, it is very misleading to children. It does nothing to discuss the plight of endangered orangutans....just delights children with cute pictures of these two animals living together at the T.I.G.E.R.S preserve in South Carolina. Children are the next generation of conservationists...they need to be taught at an early age about just how bleak the future of wild orangutans is without intense intervention. The author of this book, Mr. Antle, who is also the owner of the preserve, is famous for his 'cute' images, many of which are posed, because these animals are trained. Once people become interested in this book, they will want to follow him on Facebook, or the net, and will be completely drowned in even more of these 'cute' and 'precious' pictures. He says he's a conservationist; however, these images are what he wants you to see. He may speak up about not using palm oil; however, he never gives links to the public to see images of the real endangered orangutans...the palm oil orphans, etc... The danger in this book is that children will become enamored with these two precious animals and want to see more and more of them, perhaps even traveling to SC to visit the preserve to meet them, but they will not delve further into the problem with the real endangered orangutans. They are the ones who need help. Suryia faces exploitation daily by having Mr. Antle allow the public to handle him for pictures, etc....or dressing him up in a buoyant wetsuit for the public to be able to see him in the pool. It has been proven that when the public sees apes dressed up, etc... it causes them to inadvertently believe that these animals are not endangered, doing them a huge disservice. If parents allow their kids to read this book, they need to go a little further by teaching them about the endangered orangutans, and about how this exploitation of Suryia is not right.