Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Friend Indeed

How special are your friendships?

A FRIEND LIKE YOU by Tanja Askani, Scholastic Press, 2009

Illustrated with full color photos of surprising pairs of animals caught getting along, this book is recommended for preschool through 2nd grade. However, the range of interest should include an entire family. Anyone, child or adult, will appreciate and enjoy this display of unexpected camaraderie in the animal world.

Each photo is accompanied with a conversation starter for the very young who are just starting to think about the nature of friendship. At the end of the spare text, the photos appear again with a brief history of how these special friendships came to be and where the animals are now. The author has rescued, adopted, and rehabilitated animals since she was a child, and her observations are astute and entertaining. Most of these animals live in or near the author’s home in Hamburg, Germany.

Share this book with a child you want to delight.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a delightful book. I'll try to put my hands on a copy soon.

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