HELPING TEACHERS INSPIRE COMPASSION FOR ANIMALS, PEOPLE & THE ENVIRONMENT

Max Talks to Me

Max Talks to Me tells the story of a boy and how he communicates with his dog, Max and the special bond that they have. Even though Max cannot speak in words, the reader discovers that when the boy watches and listens to Max, that he does ‘talk’ to the boy, through his behaviour and […]

Tails Are Not for Pulling

Tails Are Not for Pulling is a story about pets and how they communicate their feelings and needs. It also demonstrates how young people can interact with pets in a safe and respectful way. Learning that animals are sentient beings that have feelings and emotions allows students to better relate to them. Students may have […]

Big Cat, Little Cat

Big cat was the only cat in the family – but one day, little cat arrives. The story follows the two cats through their days, months, and years until one day, the older cat has to go. And he doesn’t come back. This is a poignant story, told in black-and-white illustrations about the act of […]

Don’t Lick the Dog: Making Friends with Dogs

Meeting a new dog is exciting, but it can also be scary (for people and dogs). This story shows students recommended ways to interact with unfamiliar dogs, providing helpful tips about all sorts of dog behavior, in a humorous way! Why use this book? Demonstrates recommended methods for approaching and greeting a dog. Highlights the […]

Bad Dog

This is a story about a young girl believing her ‘dog’ is acting bad, when really she has a cat! A hilarious take on the differences between dogs and cats and the importance of researching your pet before getting it. Why use this book? Compares the differences in natural behaviours of cats and dogs. A […]

My Wild Cat

A cat is no ordinary pet! They seem sweet all curled up on the corner of the couch or as they snuggle their favourite toy, but don’t let that fool you! When you least expect it, a cat may pounce! This books had great information on cat behaviour as well as cat facts! Why use […]

Animals at Play: Rules of the Game

Biologist Marc Bekoff shows us how animals behave when they play, from squirrels climbing up a tree to polar bears somersaulting in the snow.  He also emphasizes how animals communicate, cooperate and learn to play fair and what happens when they break the rules.

Chewy Louie

Puppies will be puppies and patience will be a necessity now that Chewy Louie has joined the household. He eats everything in sight: his bowl, toy trains, the dining-room table, the fence, and the back porch. Using exaggerated humour, this fun read is a goofy tale with lots of kid appeal.

All Cats have Asperger Syndrome

This book takes a playful look at Asperger Syndrome (AS), drawing inspiration from the feline world in a way that will strike a chord with all those who are familiar with AS.

All Dogs have ADHD

This charming book takes an inspiring and affectionate look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), using images and ideas from the canine world to explore a variety of traits that will be instantly recognizable to those who are familiar with ADHD.

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