Animal BFFs: Even Animals Have Best Friends! (Hardcover)
Learn that even animals have best friends in this follow-up to The Not Bad Animals.
Someone that’s always there for them through thick and thin, to help them out with all of the usual things that friends do. You know, like picking ticks off your back, letting you know when a lion is about to make you its dinner and helping you hunt down some tasty prey.
The animal kingdom is full of odd couples that prove that sometimes it’s better to be together! Like the rhino and the African Oxpecker, the coyote and the badger, and the crocodile and the plover bird.
This funny and informative book is a great way to teach your kids about some of the more interesting partnerships in the natural world, with pop out fact boxes and hilarious illustrations.
Uncover some unlikely friendships from the world of animals and discover how creatures get through every day with a little help from their friends. This book is full of funny facts about animals and symbiotic relationships for children to explore.
About the Author
Sophie Corrigan is a freelance illustrator and author from Lancashire, UK. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in 2013 with a first-class degree in Illustration and received a Distinction in her Master’s degree in Children's Book Illustration from the same university. She has since worked with publishers such as Bloomsbury, Chronicle Books, Harper Collins, and Frances Lincoln and worked on more than a dozen children’s books. Her book The (Not) Bad Animals has sold in over 14 territories around the world.
"Children engaged in scientific research may find this humorous romp through symbiotic animal relationships an easier read because of the anthropomorphic text and illustrations that go from the silly to the informative. This casual presentation, illustrated digitally in cartoon style, pairs well with the author-illustrator’s over-the-top fun. It is not all entertainment, with a fact section on each page that brings to life three types of symbiotic relationships: mutualism, communalism, and parasitism. It is also not entirely even, with mutualism carrying the most weight, and becomes slightly repetitive as some relationships are based on a smaller animal cleaning the skin or fur of pests. This is a great introduction to vocabulary, except for the word “nonnative,” which does not appear in the glossary, and the incorrect definition of “carnivore.” The charm of this title is the door it opens on the subject, helping readers understand that there are many types of relationships in the animal world. Corrigan includes fascinating facts (e.g., that some animals use a form of sign language to communicate). Back matter contains a glossary and further reading suggestions. VERDICT: Among pearls of knowledge, there are a few problems, but the idea of animal best friends may prove irresistible to children."—Nancy Call, School Library Journal