Books About Unusual Animals

January 19th, 2010 by

News reporters like to focus on the divide between Republicans and Democrats, but here at Kidsmomo we know better — the real fight is between dog people and cat-lovers. You know what we’re talking about!

To avoid that issue, this week we’re focusing on animals other than cats and dogs. So get all your shots, and then check out these books about unusual animals (in no particular order):

  1. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (Karen’s pick)
  2. The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden (Nancy’s pick)
  3. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
  4. The Tiger Rising by Kate DicCamillo
  5. Wringer by Jerry Spinelli
  6. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  7. Rascal by Sterling North
  8. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  9. Akimbo and the Lions by Alexander McCall Smith
  10. Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
  11. White Fang by Jack London
  12. Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls

If you’ve read any of these, send in your book review. Or send in a review of your favorite book about an unusual animal!

UPDATE 1/26/10: We revealed the answer to our Unusual Animals Mystery Book Theater in the “Rabbits and Crickets and Owls – Oh My!” Podcast, so take a listen if you want to know the answer. Or just tune in if you want to hear Karen mispronounce the word “burrowing” about 17 times. Well, maybe only seven times. But it’s still hilariously awkward…

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