Friends: True Stories of Extraordinary Animal Friendships

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 23, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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What makes a camel friends with a Vietnamese pig? Or a wild polar bear pals with a sled dog? In this young preschool book, Catherine Thimmesh makes us wonder at the truth and mystery of unlikely animal friendships. Because the stories behind these friendships are true, not contrived, captured by photographers in many countries ranging from Siberia to Japan, they not only give readers insight into animals but challenge preconceived notions about compatibility. This book also expresses tolerance of differences and makes us look at the kindness of animals—and humans—a little differently.

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User Review  - kbrehm1 - LibraryThing

I absolutely loved this book for a couple of reasons. The illustrations throughout this book are adorable and tend to make the reader smile. Because these pictures show two animals that are usually ... Read full review

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"Friends: True Stories of Extraordinary Animal Friendships" is informational story/poem about how two different animals find a special bond through friendship. The story is written as a poem and at ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Catherine Thimmesh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including Team Moon, winner of the Sibert Medal. Her books have received numerous starred reviews, appeared on best books lists, and won many awards, including the IRA Children's Book Award and Minnesota Book Award. She lives in Minnesota with her family. Visit her website at