I dialed the Tobu Zoo in Japan, prepared to say "ohayoou gozaimasu" the internet
consensus for "hello" in Japanese. I couldn't speak the language, but still, I would
happily babble like an idiot in my efforts to research an image for my new book.
I love the interspecies animal pictures that occasionally hit the news and the web.
Beyond the cuteness factor, I'm drawn to the truth and the mystery behind these
I wanted to create a book that was both a celebration of friendship and of tolerance. It's
my thought that by showing the specifics (a piglet and a lion; a dog and an owl) the
universals of friendship are truly revealed.
"Few books work with children as young as four and as old as nine, but this one does
and beautifully with its two levels of text and photographs sure to engage every
reader." LLW for James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead