Tag Archives: animals-and-people

Lizard Music by D. Manus Pinkwater

Read November 2019 Recommended for ten-year-olds and Reynolds ★   ★    ★   ★    I had lizards when I was young, so it stands to reason that a book titled “Lizard Music” would appeal. With allergies to fur and … Continue reading

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Venomous: How Earth’s Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry by Christie Wilcox

Read July 2019 Recommended for people who really like venoms ★   ★   1/2 First of all, let’s just knock it off with those subtitles, shall we? Because I am so tired of having to rewrite them in my head. … Continue reading

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Wild Country by Anne Bishop

Read May 2019 Recommended for fans of The Others ★   ★  ★    The short version: Wild Country is All The Books in The Others series thrown in a food processor then tossed together in a fruit salad. In … Continue reading

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

Read February 2019 Recommended for older little people who like animals, sick days ★     ★    ★        Zookeeper Amos is faithfully at the zoo every single day, taking care of the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, … Continue reading

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Other Minds

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of philosophy of thought, octopi ★     ★   1/2 Octopi, or the floppy floppy spider of the sea,”(source: ZeFrank)  are pretty freaking amazing. Godfrey-Smith agrees, which is how this book came about. As he … Continue reading

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Wild Neighbors by HSUS

Read  November 2017 Recommended for people having animal conflicts ★    ★    ★    Written in 1997, Wild Animals is no less pertinent today. I picked it up largely out of curiosity, as I’m one of the ones that feels like … Continue reading

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The Witches by Roald Dahl

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of Roald Dahl ★    ★    Things that are cool: a cigar-smoking grandma who encourages you to take safe action investigating solving problems witches with accents   Things that are creepy: Having to stay a … Continue reading

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The Get Fuzzy Eperience

Read  June 2017 Recommended for Bucky fans (not the badger) ★    ★    1/2   Sometimes you just need some easy laughter in life, and what better than comics to fit the bill? I’ve enjoyed the Get Fuzzy comic strip for … Continue reading

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Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell by Alexandra Horowitz

Read October 2016 to February 2017 Recommended for dog lovers and scent enthusiasts  ★     ★    ★    1/2 Me, non-fiction and the Kindle–we’re a match made in heaven. For naps. So the fact that it took me so long to … Continue reading

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Spillover by David Quammen. Be very, very afraid. But impressed.

January 2015 Recommended for fans of diseases, outbreaks, animals, public health, travel  ★    ★    ★    ★    ★ David Quammen is prescient. He appears to have predicted the 2014 Ebola outbreak and country jumping years before it happened. Alright, … Continue reading

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