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 »

Jungle Jack Hanna: The Wackiest, Wildest, Weirdest Animals in the World by Jack Hanna

Stars: **** Summary: Have you ever seen a naked mole rat? Do you know what a binturong is? Do you know what kind of bird has a deadly kick? Explore the world’s wackiest, wildest, and weirdest animals with expert and host Jungle Jack Hanna. The book features thirty animals that are wacky, weird, or wild.… Read More »

Second Chance by Sandra J. Gerencher

Subtitle: How Adoption Saved a Boy with Autism & His Shelter Dog Stars: **** Summary: The timeless tale of a boy (with autism) and his (shelter) dog. All characters in the story are based on Sandra’s real life family.  Tribute Books (2009)Children’s Non-fictionAges 9-1228 pages This is a really sweet story that would appeal to… Read More »