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An Animal Life: The Beginning

An Animal Life: The Beginning
Title: An Animal Life: The Beginning
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Published: November 6, 2012
Author's Twitter: @HowardKrum
A nirreverent, romantic comedy with an animal medical mystery set in veterinary school. The best TV analogue for the tone and story is a cross between “M*A*S*H” and “ER.”    Millions dream of veterinary school, few make it in. The chosen discover an irreverent, romantically- charged, academic gauntlet that brings out the best and worst that humans can be. An Animal Life: The Beginning was inspired by the real-life adventures of four veterinary school classmates. This first book in the series opens as Dr. Violet Marie Green (a beautiful zoo vet extraordinaire) is darting a giraffe from the open cockpit of a helicopter. As the first veterinarian at the world’s largest zoo, Violet should be ecstatic but her self-medicated gastric ulcer warns that all is not right in The Peaceable Kingdom. Almost immediately a mysterious and invariably fatal neurological disease emerges. Horses, zebra, flamingoes, crows and even people are dropping dead all around the zoo. With her goofy-sweet and brilliant friend, Stan the Path Man, she and her vet students solve the case and reveal that the bully of a lead animal keeper (with obvious designs to bed Violet) has been in cahoots with a sport-hunting ranch in Texas (you won’t believe what he did…).

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Thomas and the Tiger-Turtle

Thomas and the Tiger-Turtle: A Picture Book for Kids
Title: Thomas and the Tiger-Turtle: A Picture Book for Kids
Published: May 13, 2014
Author's Twitter: @jonno_go
When Thomas finds a talking turtle in his yard, he's amazed and surprised, especially when the turtle insists, "I'm not a turtle. I'm a tiger!" After a visit to the zoo and a fun chase, the turtle--or is it a tiger?--discovers an important truth and makes a fast friend.

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Ferdinand Fox’s Big Sleep

Ferdinand Fox's Big Sleep
Title: Ferdinand Fox's Big Sleep
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Published: November 13, 2014)
A gentle rhyming story picture book for Kindle to share with ages 3-5 "Ferdinand Fox curled up in the sun as the church of St Mary struck quarter past one. His tummy was full, he was ready for sleep, and closing his eyes he began to count sheep..." When Peter Maceever spots Ferdinand Fox sleeping in his garden and tiptoes out to take a photo, Ferdinand opens one eye and goes right back to sleep! He has far more important things to do - like dream about cake and ice cream! Young children love the rhyming story text, the vibrant illustrations inside Ferdinand's dream bubbles and the counting of time as the church clock strikes from one to five. Includes simple word and picture matching pages at the end to share with pre-readers or preschool early readers.

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