A Boy and a Jaguar
Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? More than anything, he wants to be their champion—their voice—but he stutters uncontrollably.
Except when he talks to animals…
Then he is fluent.
Follow the life of the man Time Magazine calls, "the Indiana Jones of wildlife conservati...more
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Also - if you ever come across a jaguar - just kneel down and look it in the eye. Best way to say "thank you" respectfully and avoid getting eaten apparently.
I have tremendous respect for Mr. Rabinowitz and the work he does with animals. I think I'm probably the only cold hearted ass hole who didn't love his book.
Later in life, Rabinowitz learns how to speak without s ...more
I really enjoyed this book. The story has a lovely parallelism and Alan Rabinowitz captures his feelings about stuttering in a way that children will be able ...more
The boy in this book, struggles with stuttering and with communication with his family and peers. This frustrates and humiliates him. He can only seem to find his voice when he is among animals, which leads him to become one of the biggest voices in wildlife conservation. He finds himself in a political situation where he can either save animals or not... he "can't stutter or distract from the message" and ...more
Based on the author experience, this story is about love friendship, respect for the envir ...more
I loved loved loved this book. The messages about animals and human are the same: all living things should be respected.
Wish there was back matter to learn more!
The audience for this book is primary school. For young students they could talk about feelings and how being different can be difficult. A class of 5th and 6th graders could really incorporate ...more
This book was rather dark on several occasions, then again it was an autobiographical account of author Alan Rabinowitz’s ...more
I absolutely ADORED this book. This was such a beautiful story - I loved how sim ...more