One Big Happy Family: Heartwarming Stories of Animals Caring for One Another
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One Big Happy Family: Heartwarming Stories of Animals Caring for One Another

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Inspiring, True Tales of Interspecies Adoption One Big Happy Family tells the heartwarming stories of a different kind of animal rescue: amazing animals who have reached out to save the lives ofnewborns from other species and raise them as their own. Each story features wonderful photos of these cute animals, whether it’s of the border collie and his piglets, the cat and h...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Peacegal
The nurturing natures of animals, both male and female, are on adorable display in this book. Family examines the surprisingly common practice of animals adopting babies not of their own species. In some cases, the baby animals are even a natural prey species of the animal adopting them, but apparently these creatures' mothering hormones won over nature.

Once again we have gentle proof that animals are not a bunch of automatons, but display many behaviors that are very much like our own.

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Tia
This one is full of heartwarming stories accompanied by pictures. A cat adopts a squirrel baby. A dog adopts a cougar cub. Many of the animals would have been enemies but somehow they find a way to take care of each other. The book would be worth getting for the pictures alone, but the stories are so sweet that they need to be read. A perfect choice for animal lovers everywhere.
Foxglow
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. that is the core of this book. Animals, male and female, raising young not of their species. In some cases prey raising predators and vice versa. Too cute!
Susan
This is a seriously cute story about interspecies friendship and parenting. It's a quick read. The pictures are almost unbearably cute.
Louise  Dunlap
After a stressful week at work, I found this gem at my public library. While it's written for children, adults will also find it enjoyable.
Kellie
This is a warm and fuzzy book. If you're an animal lover, you will enjoy the pictures of the adorable animals, and their stories. My favorites were the pairings with the dogs, although all of them will warm your heart. :) Animals have an amazing ability to adapt and nurture and are much more accepting of other species than most humans are.
Nora
It is very interesting to note that the behavior of animals changes once they (1) have long-term exposure to humans & (2) are not in a survival mode. Domesticated animals of many different types are documented in this book dedicated to interspecies adoptions with surrogate animal parents showing mercy and kindness to orphaned babies of other species . Not anthropomorphism, but evolution?
Kerrikoala
Warm and fuzzy stories! Adorable pictures! A cute, quick read. I was surprised by the number of nurturing male animals in this book. The word "family" in this book seemed more accurate than the word "friendship" in a similar book that I've read. I wish the stories here were a little longer, but overall I enjoyed this one.
Tracey G
this is the cutest book i have ever read
Stephanie Jewett
Sweet little stories to warm your heart. My biggest beef was that they (the stories) are all so short- only a couple of paragraphs. My smaller beef was that the author kept using the word "breed" when she meant "species". The two terms really aren't interchangeable. Cute book, though.
Cindy Williams
The photos were absolutely adorable. I was disappointed with the text. It sounded like she just edited old newspaper/magazine articles. Many stories referred to pairings that happened 5+ years ago, but kind of left you hanging about how the story ended.
Emily
Okay this book is for when you need to look at happy pictures of animals and feel good. And it delivers, just good light-hearted stories.
Bethany Ransom
A fun book with many heartwarming stories of animals of different species caring for one another. Every story has a photo that will make your heart melt. The stories are short and sweet.
Saleena Davidson
One Big Happy Family is a quick read, full of short stories of animals adopting little ones from various species....complete with pictures....lots of "awww" moments =)
Wendy
Adorable stories of cross species cuddling. Could have used more photos and less back story, no matter how superficial that makes me!
Tim Smerken
Lots of wonderful full color photos of many different types of animals. An easy and fun read.
Melissa Wehunt
Cute pics, but I've seen most of them either online or in other books.
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