by Ann Love & Jane Drake
illustrated by Bill Slavin
People have shared their lives with animals for many, many years. This book explores the animal-human connection from prehistoric times to the present day. It begins with an explanation of why we love our pets, then moves on to the types of pet that catch our fancy - birds, fish, reptiles, rodents or horses. Dogs and cats are each given their own chapters. Kids will enjoy reading about Polly, the alcoholic parrot, Jasper the cat, a winter survivalist, and dog Stellar, who saved his owner's life.
A good book for pet owners everywhere.