Book Review Contributed by Janet Yunker
I ordered Animal Rescue through Townsend Press to start the year off with my students. It has a collection of TRUE short stories that are all about animals that have rescued humans. Most of them are unlikely heroes, i.e. a pig rescues a woman who is having a heart attack, two elk save a boy from freezing to death in the forest. Each story is short enough that you can read it in one or two sessions and they’re are all up lifting. My students were especially interested in a story about dolphins from a therapy center in Florida that helped children with autism and other disabilities. There are short videos on Youtube that complement the pig story and the dolphin one. Major networks got a hold of the news and did nice video clips to summarize them.
If you want a heartwarming book for your class that doesn’t take up a lot of time, this one is a good choice.