From the courage of Stubby the war dog to the empathy of Koko the gorilla, Little Heroes: Amazing Animals Who Changed the World is a young child’s first introduction to the incredible animals who taught us that you don’t have to be big (or human) to make a difference. Simple text and adorable illustrations tell the contributions of nine animals who went down in history as interspecies heroes: Blossom the vaccine cow Stubby the war dog Cher Ami the carrier pigeon Winnie the friendly bear Simon the seacat Togo the sled dog Able and Baker the space monkeys Koko the signing gorilla
Heidi Poelman graduated from Wake Forest University with a master’s degree in communication. She is the author of The Two-Minute Secret to Staying in Love, in which she explores the significance of seemingly simple thoughts, words, and deeds. Heidi lives in Utah with her husband, with whom she has three children.
Kyle Kershner has loved drawing since he was a tot. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in sequential art. He spends his days doing what he loves most, illustrating children’s books and making kid-friendly art. Kyle resides in Northeast Ohio with his wife and son.