Did you know that rats can be heroes? In the southern African nation of Mozambique, these amazing rats (which are the size of a small house cat) have helped clear landmines. And that's just one of the incredible stories in this book.
Award-winning author Sandra Markle has collected wonderful true stories about animals that have rescued humans—and other animals. With fabulous photographs of the featured animals, this book is sure to appeal to animal lovers everywhere!
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This attractively formatted book lives up to its title. It contains amazing stories of animal rescues from around the world: A giant humpback whale protects a scientist from a possible shark attack; African giant pouched rats are trained to find land mines, Maremma sheepdogs learn to guard and protect a Penguin colony from wolves. These and other stories are presented in a clear, interesting, inviting text accompanied by many photos with captions. These are prefect stories for remembering why we admire animals and feel close to them. Author Sandra Markle summed up the feeling I had while reading this book. She wrote, “The stories of animals being heroic are never ending. . . and wonderful! That’s something to be grateful for in a world full of challenges.” This is an excellent book to share with children. Highly recommended.