"Acclaimed naturalist Sy Montgomery shares meaningful life lessons gained from teachers she's found across jungle, sea, and field in a lovely appreciation of the animal kingdom that proves humans have plenty to learn from our creature kin."— Meghan
A New York Times Bestseller
School is not the only place to find a teacher. In this beautiful picture book, learn the many surprising lessons animals have to teach us about friendship, compassion, and how to be a better creature in the world.
Beloved, bestselling author Sy Montgomery, often described as part Emily Dickinson, part Indiana Jones, has had many teachers in her life: some with two legs, others with four, or even eight! Some have had fur, feathers, or hooves. But they’ve all had one thing in common: a lesson to share.
The animals Sy has met on her many world travels have taught her how to seek understanding in the most surprising ways, from being patient to finding forgiveness and respecting others. Gorillas, dogs, octopuses, tigers, and more all have shown Sy that there are no limits to the empathy and joy we can find in each other if only we take the time to connect.
Based on the New York Times bestselling adult memoir, Sy Montgomery and Rebecca Green's beautiful, friendly guide is for readers young and old who wish to be better creatures in the world. Go ahead, pass it on.
★"Full of conviction, wisdom, and essential truths" — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
★"A thoughtful, gentle work that highlights the connection between animals and humans. This tender picture book will inspire reflection." — School Library Journal (starred review)