By Rama Gaind
PS News Books
Animal Tales 1: The Million Paws Puppy
By Chris Kunz (Random House, $9.95, softcover, 70 pages)
Animal Tales 2: Ruby’s Misadventure
By Helen Kelly (Random House, $9.95, softcover, 77 pages)
Animal Tales 3: Double Trouble
By Helen Kelly (Random House, $9.95, softcover, 83 pages)
Animal Tales 4: An Unexpected Arrival
By Jess Black (Random House, $9.95, softcover, 76 pages)
All animal lovers, young and old, will enjoy this delightful adventure series— endorsed by the RSPCA—that’s aimed at helping all creatures great and small.
Perfect for children aged 6-10 years, each book is a complete story featuring a new escapade with Cassie Bannerman, 9, her inseparable canine companion, Ripper, friend Ben Stoppard, the son of vet Dr Joe, and their English sheepdog, Florence.
The stories are fictional, but each tale includes factual tips from the RSPCA including how to take care of a new puppy, learning why cage-free eggs are better along with certain other pertinent animal fact files.
In The Million Paws Puppy, the foursome participate in the welfare organisation’s annual fundraiser and rescue a runaway puppy; Ruby’s Misadventure sees them racing against time to find the cause of a cat’s serious illness; two well-behaved terriers turn mischievous when their elderly owner goes into hospital for an operation in Double Trouble; and a visit to an RSPCA farm results in a surprising discovery in An Unexpected Arrival.
The RSPCA, who will receive royalties from every Animal Tales book sold, deserve to be supported since this community-based charity works tirelessly to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.
Edition 311, 1 May 2012
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