We Need to Foster Love and Care for Animals in our Children

Marc Bekoff is an animal behaviorist, author and vegan.  He has recently published his second children’s (non-fiction) book, Animals at Play, geared toward kids 9-12.  The book comes with an endorsement from Jane Goodall, his co-author on one of his books for adults.  While I haven’t read any of his books yet, I have heard and read WONDERFUL things about him.  Below is the link for his website, which includes descriptions of his books and information how to purchase each.  I’m definitely going to get a couple of copies of his books for children as gifts for some of the kids in my life and read some of his “grown up” books, too. 

The next generation needs to care about wildlife and wild places if global threats are going to be addressed.  With more kids sitting inside in front of screens (computer, TV, video games), books such as these introduced at young ages will help.  Besides, what better way to foster empathy, kindness, acceptance, unconditional love, joy, etc., than by helping children develop a relationship with animals?! 



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