Art Books: Unlikely Animal Friendships

Feel the tenderness through the screen?

Nothing in common.


Loyalty, compassion, acceptance.

What joy to share these

charming mini-books which unveil

true tales of animal stories by

J e n n i f e r   H o l l a n d.

Unexpected friendships (really!)

spring to life in a new series just for kids:

Unlikely Friendships:
47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom

(Workman,  June 2012).

The Leopard & the Cow

As beautiful as animal friendship is,

I was moved to ponder in a deeper sense,

the loveliness of unlikely human friendships.




Interspecies friendships keenly ignite

the imagination, do they not?

Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom

A wee reminder to


And never ever feel foolish for letting it shine through.

We will never be too old to be awed, yes?

Peace to you right where you are.

Click for a list of beautiful design books to inspire.




  1. May 9, 2012 / 1:45 am

    Oh my God, I painted a picture of the baby monkey with the pigeon for an art class. I love that one so much!! Great post!!

  2. May 9, 2012 / 2:16 am

    Love this so much! Reminds me of my precious kois.
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. May 9, 2012 / 3:31 am

    That little monkey almost brought a tear to my eye! What a gorgeous photo!

    Cute post! xx

  4. May 9, 2012 / 4:21 am

    So cute…
    oh if they can
    we humans have a greater chance.

  5. May 9, 2012 / 5:42 am

    Lovely post – brings a smile to my face! 🙂

  6. May 9, 2012 / 5:55 am

    Oh these are so so sweet. I love animals and especially these kinds of pictures.

  7. May 9, 2012 / 3:09 pm

    This is the sweetest most tender thing I have seen in a long long time. Talk about melting your heart….I love that they are in a book. We need to look at these pictures and take the cue……acceptance, don't judge, patience and tolerance are something the human race needs a lot more of, we can learn from these animals. Have a great day Michele:)

  8. May 9, 2012 / 4:36 pm

    This is so nice! I love the lil monkey…

  9. May 9, 2012 / 10:51 pm

    so happy you all enjoy these photos and friendships like i do!


  10. May 9, 2012 / 11:41 pm

    We can learn so much from our furry friendsl! A little more compassion and no judgement. Animals seem to accept just about everything including pain and sickness. What a touching post Michele!


  11. May 10, 2012 / 1:45 pm

    *** Ohhhhh, how these photos EXEMPLIFY what's truly BEAUTIFUL & GOOD (annnnnd ETHEREAL) in life!!!

    Such a HEARTWARMING SMILEMAKER of a posting, for sure!!!

    Mannnnny thanks!

    Linda in AZ *

  12. May 10, 2012 / 4:49 pm

    AWWW this post almost made me cry:) sooo cute…the world needs more love and friendly people in general.

    I follow you I hope you visit me and folow me back:)

    LOVE Maria at

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