book review

Cha Cha

The magic of friendship between children and dogs is celebrated in this new children’s book series all about Cha Cha the golden labrador puppy. Cha Cha and the Picnic Basket is the first book in a new eight-part series by retired teacher and full-time mother Lisa Stephens. The tales of Cha Cha and his young …

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Monsieur Cadichon

Monsieur Cadichon – Memoirs of a Donkey. Countess de Ségur. For a book written more than 150 years ago, Monsieur Cadichon – Memoirs of a Donkey is still remarkably relevant today.Of course, the language is different and some of the terms aren’t exactly what we would nowadays term PC but, the moral lessons to be …

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Dry Water

If you love animals and Africa then this book by Tammie Matson is an absolute must read. At 15, Tammie went to Zimbabwe with her father and it changed her life. Dry Water tells of Tammie’s exploits and adventures in Africa for 12 years while she worked in the safari industry, volunteered on wildlife projects …

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Promise of the Wolves

Promise of the Wolves is a creative, thought-provoking novel about wolf life, human–animal relationships and the balance of nature. Set 14,000 years ago, it creates a world in which wolves can speak with humans and other animals, time is counted in phases of the moon, distance is measured in wolflengths and honour to the pack …

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A Lion called Christian

If you loved the YouTube video (see Animal TV) of the reunion of a lion with two of his former owners, then this book is a must read. A Lion called Christian is the story behind an unusual and lasting friendship. It’s testimony to the power of acceptance, understanding, respect and compassion. Australians Ace Bourke …

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