Thursday, November 13, 2014

True Stories Blog Tour: Daisy to the Rescue by Jeff Campbell

Daisy to the Rescue: True Stories of Daring Dogs, Paramedic Parrots, and Other Animal Heroes
by Jeff Campbell
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Published by ZestBooks
Pages: 336
Source: Publisher
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from Goodreads

Who rescued who? This popular animal-shelter bumper sticker captures an enduring emotional truth: With their love and companionship, animals of all species save our lives every day. But sometimes, to our utter amazement and everlasting gratitude, animals literally save our lives, and this heartwarming book collects over 50 real-life stories of animals rescuing people, in which the actions of animals have meant the difference between life and death. Today, scientists vigorously debate questions regarding the sentience, intelligence, and emotions of animals. In particular, they want to know whether animals share with humans the highest emotions of empathy, compassion, and altruism. This book also poses these questions for readers to consider, and using current research on animal minds and emotions, it examines these extreme life-saving situations for possible evidence. Where appropriate, skepticism and doubt surrounding particular stories is included, but gathered together, these anecdotes make a compelling case for the presence of altruism in animals. Thus, this book provides dramatic, thrilling, and moving stories that convey a hopeful message about our world. But these stories also provide startling evidence of the mental and emotional capacities of animals, those being we share the world with.

My Thoughts

I wanted to read this book because I thought it would be a great book to read with my animal loving niece. We haven't had a chance to read it together yet, but I know that she will love the stories of how the animals were heroes and the connections between humans and animals.

The introduction raises the questions that we all may have, can animals really save lives? Are their actions intentional, instinctual, or coincidental? Are there other explanations for their behavior? How is this all possible?

I liked how the book is set up - stories of domestic animals, trained animals, animals in the wild, and animal legend and folktales. It is possible to read these stories in sequence or in random order. I decided to pick and choose which stories I wanted to read. Stories of a variety of animals are shared from all over the world. Some stories are touching, inspiring, and pulled at my hearts-strings with the lengths that the animals went to in an effort to protect humans and keep them safe.

Daisy to the Rescue is a great book for animal lovers young and old. It is easy to read, educational, and the illustrations throughout the book are wonderful. It is a perfect addition to any personal library collection.

Disclaimer:  I received this promotional finished copy from Zest Books  in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any way other than the book provided. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
hosted by Zest Books

 As part of the True Stories Blog Tour, I am giving away a copy of Daisy to the Rescue.

Giveaway Details
Prize donated by Zest Books
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Giveaway ends November 22, 2014 
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