Thursday, August 5, 2010

Recommended for Kids

Tarra & Bella by Carol Buckley

The other day I was in the kids section sprucing up when I came across a small promotion at the end of an isle. Dogs and Cats. Not only was the totally adorable Nubs up there, but also this book - which I promptly read.

I know, I'm at work, and I'm reading, but I can't help it. I'm a fast reader anyway. Tarra is an elephant, retired from being in the circus to wander freely in the Elephant Sanctuary at Tennessee. But she wasn't bonding with the other elephants very well. That's when a few stray dogs popped up and Bella, as the dog was later named, became best buds with Tarra. There are all sorts of photos in here of fluffy Bella trotting alongside Tarra and the two hanging out together. It's so strange and yet at the same time, so cute. The people who run the Sanctuary put out food for Bella as well as Tarra and when Bella got hurt one day, Tarra stood right by her until Bella received help and got better. I'm a sucker for this sort of thing, and if I had kids, I would buy this book for them in a heartbeat.

Notes from the playlist: "Sway" by Michael Bublé

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