One Big Happy Family is a quick read that will put a smile on your face.
Author Lisa Rogak has compiled 50 examples of cross-species friendships. She explains that the parenting instinct in these cases defied the animals’ natural predator instincts. And whether the relationship lasted a lifetime or just a few weeks, when the young animal needed assistance most the adult animal stepped up to the plate. As Rogak writes, “in doing so they serve as an inspiration.”
The pictures are the real draw for this nonfiction book. Every few pages there are darling photos of animals. Brief narratives describe the origins of the relationship. These can be quickly zipped through so you can “oooh” and “aww” your way to the next picture.
In fact, let’s just show a couple of images that will convince you of the appeal more than any number of words I can use.
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