The Incredible Connection Between People and Their Pets
Tundra Books (NY), Hardcover, 9780887768842, 80pp.
Publication Date: April 13, 2010
Pets and their owners appear together in a book as heartwarming as it is informative.
From our earliest beginnings, we have shared our lives with animals. Jane Drake and Ann Love explore the ties that humans and their pets have formed. With fun and fascinating facts, they address Dog People and Cat People. (Why does a cat wind around her owner's legs? She's rubbing her owner with glands on her face to say "you're mine.") They also introduce us to more unusual pets. There's Polly the parrot, who lived through the Klondike Gold Rush to be 126 years old by belting back whiskey, swearing, and biting gold miners. And, of course, there are fish and reptiles, rodents and horses, all of whom can be beloved pets. As useful as it is fun, Talking Tails is a must for children who have or want a pet.
BILL SLAVIN has illustrated over seventy books for children, including The Big Book of Canada by Christopher Moore and It's a Snap: George Eastman's First Photograph in Monica Kulling's 'Great Idea Series', biographies for the very young. He has won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, the Blue Spruce Award, and the Zena Sutherland Award for Children's Literature, among many others. Bill Slavin lives in Millbrook, Ontario.
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