Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom Paperback – Jun 21 2011
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— New York Times Book Review
“The feel-good book of the summer—maybe the year—may very well be Unlikely Friendships.”
— USA Today
“Jennifer Holland documents one heartwarming tale after another of animals who, with nothing else in common, bond in the most unexpected ways.”
— Reader's Digest
“With aww-inducing photographs, the book highlights the most improbable animal connections.”
— National Geographic
About the Author
Jennifer S. Holland is a contributing writer for National Geographic, and she also writes for the Earth Touch News Network and other online science news organizations. She lives with her husband, two dogs, and dozens of snakes and geckos, and divides her time between Silver Spring, Maryland, and a cabin in the woods near Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Unlikely Friendships shares 47 amazing accounts of animals of different species who have formed bonds with one another. Granted, some of the animals pairing might not seem outlandish, like a rabbit and a guinea pig; however, a pit bull, cat and baby chicks or a leopard and a cow make for very uncommon friends. Some of the animals are cute and cuddly, some of them are large predators, some are basic domestic pets and others are traditionally found in the wild, yet all of these creatures have formed inspiring bonds with fellow members of the animal kingdom.
Regardless of how one defines a “friend” these creatures are proof that the desire to have a companion, the ability to show compassion and the ability to go beyond appearances, or any physical boundary for that matter, transcends logic. As is often the case, humans can learn a great deal from these compassionate companions – if we look with our hearts.
If the stories in this book don’t put a big grin on your face or give you a big bucket of “awww’s” then the lovely photos that go along with the stories will likely give even the most ‘hard-hearted’ a reason to smile.
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What's NOT to love? Animal friends, every page melts my heart.Published 6 days ago by Virginia Nothrop
I found this book very moving and a wonderful teacher for us humans who have such difficulty with people from different cultures, religions and physical appearance than ourselves.Published 4 months ago by carolyn mayers
Bought this for a friend would really enjoyed it, and reading the story behind each friendship.Published 9 months ago by Linda
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