18 June 2011


"Just Picked" is a feature here at A Life Bound By Books. This is a place where I'll be spotlighting new (and old) childrens book or picture books for parents and new readers. It's a place to talk about books for a younger group and to try to help create a new generation of readers.


Title: Suryia & Roscoe: The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship
Author: Dr. Bhagavan Antle, Barry Bland & Thea Feldman
Illustrator/Photographer: Barry Bland
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co., 32 Pages (April 26th 2011)
Age Range: 4-8
From: the Publisher, Thank You!

Synopsis: Who can imagine an orangutan being friends with a dog? Is it even possible?

With Suryia and Roscoe it is!

Dogs and orangutans rarely meet, and when they do, they are naturally shy around each other. But when Suryia the orangutan first meets Roscoe, a stray dog, they become best friends from the start.

Set on a preserve for rare animals, The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.) in South Carolina, here is a true story of a remarkable friendship between two unforgettable animals.

Review: 3 Stars - Suryia & Roscoe is filled with cute pictures and the story of an orangutan and its dog and the two look like the best of friends. Yes, you read that correctly! It’s the pictures for me that are more what the book is all about. However, the preserve that they live on is the most important part of their story. Thought it’s not mentioned much, it’s there enough to get you thinking and maybe have kids asking more questions about the world and the endangered animals in it.

My niece is a huge fan of primates anytime she visits the zoo, so this book was a big hit with her. I’m always excited to share books with the kids in our family and this cute story about friendship is just another one that we can read together.
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