Becoming a Good Creature
Becoming a Good Creature

Becoming a Good Creature

Written by Sy Montgomery & illustrated by Rebecca Green
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4 - 7
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Oct 6, 2020
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School is not the only place to find a teacher. In this picture book adaptation of Sy Montgomery and Rebecca Green’s New York Times best-selling How to Be a Good Creature, learn the many surprising lessons animals have to teach us about friendship, compassion, and how to be a better creature in the world. Sy Montgomery has had many teachers in her life: some with two legs, others with four, or even eight! Some have had fur, feathers, or hooves. But they’ve all had one thing in common: a lesson to share. The animals Sy has met on her many world travels have taught her how to seek understanding in the most surprising ways, from being patient to finding forgiveness and respecting others. Gorillas, dogs, octopuses, tigers, and more all have shown Sy that there are no limits to the empathy and joy we can find in each other if only we take the time to connect. Based on the New York Times best-selling adult memoir, Sy Montgomery and Rebecca Green’s beautiful, friendly guide is for readers young and old who wish to be better creatures in the world. Go ahead, pass it on.

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Book Details

Publication Date
October 6, 2020
HMH Books
Text Details
The text was set in Grit Primer
Illustration Details
The illustrations in this book were done with Gouache on paper and edited digitally.
Page Count
Reading Age
4 - 7 years

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