I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Daisy to the Rescue: True Stories of Daring Dogs, Paramedic Parrots, and Other Animal Heroes by Jeff Campbell
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With their love and companionship, animals of all species help to make human lives better every day. But sometimes, to our utter amazement and everlasting gratitude, animals literally save our lives. This heartwarming book collects over 50 real-life stories in which the actions of animals have meant the difference between life and death.
Today, scientists vigorously debate questions regarding the sentience, intelligence, and emotions of animals. In particular, they want to know whether animals share with humans the highest emotions of empathy, compassion, and altruism. Daisy to the Rescue poses these questions for readers to consider, and examines these extreme life-saving situations for possible evidence. Gathered together, these stories make a compelling case for the presence of altruism in animals.
Daisy to the Rescue provides dramatic, thrilling, and moving stories that convey a hopeful message about our world. But these stories also provide startling evidence of the mental and emotional capacities of animals, those beings we share the world with.
I have never been one to ooh and aah when I seen animals. My closest attachment to a pet was watching Scooby Doo on Saturday morning cartoons. It wasn’t until I bought my first cat, Michael Jenkins Simmons that I began to understand how lovable and protective animals are with their family and friends. I remember one evening a bird flew in our house, before we could take charge our cat, Michael was on the job. That was one of the many times Michael took charge. That’s why I was excited to read Jeff Campbell’s book, Daisy to the Rescue: True Stories of Daring Dogs, Paramedic Parrots, and Other Animal Heroes. This book was illustrated by Ramsey Beyer (author of Little Fish) – I knew this combination was a win/win situation.
The author offers readers detailed information on why animals react a certain way in different situations. The collection of stories in this book proves that there is so much more to animals than we give them credit for. This is a wonderful book for everyone, especially pet lovers.
Reviewed by: Orsayor
Below is a picture of my cat, Pandora LaVerne Jenkins Simmons
Jeff Campbell is a writer and book editor who has enjoyed a diverse 25-year career in publishing. As a book editor, he has specialized in nonfiction, notably helping to develop four of Dr. Marc Bekoff’s books: The Emotional Lives of Animals, The Animal Manifesto, Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed, and Rewilding Our Hearts, which inspired his passion for animal rescue stories. Additionally, he was an award-winning travel writer for Lonely Planet for over a decade, authoring over a dozen travel guides, including several editions of USA, Hawaii, Florida, and Southwest. Currently, Jeff is also a part-time creative writing teacher for grade school students in Morristown, New Jersey, where he lives with his wife and two children.