Product Description This is a collection of hilarious and heartwarming stories of dogs, cats, and all types of pets given a second chance, and the human animal lovers who rescued them. Â From the dog who saved her owner from a fire, to the cat that plays the piano, to the cow that thinks it's a dog, discover incredible stories of animals in need who went on to become beloved pets. Â These uplifting tales are paired with amazing photos and loads of animal facts. Kids learn all about how to be kind to our animals friends and the importance of being a responsible pet owner. There's tons of furry, fluffy, feathery fun on every page, including tips on how to help save animals in need! From School Library Journal Gr 3â5âCastle, cofounder and CEO of Best Friends Animal Society, relates the stories of 125 adopted pets that have previously experienced some form of neglect. These animals include cats, dogs, rabbits, and horses, as well as pigs, small rodents, reptiles, and a duck. The brief before and after stories are loosely organized around themes, and each is accompanied by eye-catching photographs and short informational sidebars. Some of the creatures profiled were previously abused, and the accompanying photographs occasionally show them with bandages, scars, or missing eyes or limbs, but none of the images or descriptions are gory or inappropriate for the intended age range. Castle writes in a lively style, with corny puns and alliteration peppered throughout. He is clearly promoting humane treatment of animals as well as his animal society, but the message is not overbearing and the tone is generally upbeat. In some cases, animals are assigned feelings and thoughts, either in the descriptions or in speech bubbles. No prior knowledge of animals is assumed, and the brief, one-paragraph length of the tales may appeal to readers who are looking for something to read in small bites. An index and tips for taking action are included. VERDICT General purchase, likely to appeal to animal lovers and reluctant readers.âJudy Poyer, Odenton Regional Library, MD Review "VERDICTÂ General purchase, likely to appeal to animal lovers and reluctant readers." -- School Library Journal . About the Author NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, website, apps, games, toys, television series and events and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core.