Chicken Soup For the Soul: I Can’t Believe My Dog/Cat Did That

Stars:★★★★☆ Chicken Soup for the Soul (2012) For the cat or dog lover in your life, these books are the best present. If you love animals, you love reading stories about the crazy, funny and heroic antics of your pet of choice. I read I Can’t Believe My Dog Did That and have been laughing… Read More »

Homer’s Odyssey and Dewey’s Nine Lives (Cat Books)

Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat by Gwen Cooper Stars: ***** Delacorte Press (Random House) 2009 Summary: The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart.… Read More »

The Chimp Who Loved Me And Other Slightly Naughty Tales of a Life With Animals by Annie Greer & Tim Vandehey

Stars: ***** Diva Press (2010)215 pages 20% of sales go to the ASPCA! Summary: The Chimp Who Loved Me is a collection of true stories from the life and times of Annie Greer, a veterinary chiropractitioner, animal healer, radio host, speaker, farmer’s wife and all-around magnet for bizarre animal behavior. […] if you crave twisted… Read More »

Winter’s Tail, Made You Look and Face Painting

I don’t like writing mini-reviews and putting more than one book in a post but I am so behind I need to catch up somehow. Winter’s Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again by Juliana Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff and Craig Hatkoff Stars: **** Scholastic Press (2009)Children’s NonfictionReading Level: 4-8 (I disagree, see below)… Read More »

Nasty, Brutish and Short: The Quirks and Quarks Guide to Animal Sex and Other Weird Behaviour by Pat Senson

This week is all about SEX! You can read more here but check back every day this week for reviews and giveaways.  Stars: ***** McClelland & Stewart (Division of Random House) Nonfiction (Animals) 296 pages Summary:  Birds do it, and bees do it, so do all animals, some of them in weird and wonderful ways.… Read More »

Our Farm: Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Family Farm by Michael J. Rosen

This review was meant to be published on Well-Read Child first but due to some mix-up, didn’t get posted. Stars: ***** 2008 Darby Creek PublishingChildren’s Non-fictionAges 10 and upISBN: 9781581960679$18.95 USA Junior Library Guild Selection Summary: Follow along through all four seasons to find out what the Bennett family does on their farm. This is… Read More »

Spiked Scorpions & Walking Whales: Modern Animals, Ancient Animals and Water by Claire Eamer

, Stars: ***1/2 This is the second similar book by Claire Eamer. I’ve reviewed Super Crocs & Monster Wings as well. Summary: Following in the steps of Super Crocs & Monster Wings, this highly engaging book looks at six different groups of animals that are linked with the place where all life began – the… Read More »