Everyone once in a while one of those books comes along that proves what us critters have know for a long, long time. All of us critters have real thoughts and emotions…duh! This is one of those books, Animal Wise by Virginia Morell will prove it to you with the science behind it all.
Better yet, I have one copy to give away to one lucky reader. This giveaway is open to everyone, regardless of where you live. I just love it when I don’t have to exclude any of my pals from a giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog before the end of the day on Friday, February 22nd. Oh, it would help if you tell me you would like to win.
This book is being released on Tuesday, February 26th, and here is what the publisher has to say about this fantastic read:
In ANIMAL WISE, noted science writer Morell takes us on a dazzling journey to the frontiers of research on animal cognition and emotion, offering a surprising and moving exploration into the hearts and minds of wild and domesticated animals. This is a fascinating read for animal lovers and enthusiasts everywhere.
Did you know that earthworms make decisions and chimps grieve? That some dogs have thousand-word vocabularies and that birds practice songs in their sleep? That blue jays plan ahead and moths remember living as caterpillars? From ants, elephants, and wolves, to sharp-shooting archerfish and pods of dolphins that rumble like rival street gangs, Morell uses her formidable gifts as a storyteller to transport us to field sites and laboratories around the world. She explores how this rapidly evolving, controversial field has only recently overturned old notions about why animals behave as they do. She probes the moral and ethical dilemmas of recognizing that even “lesser animals” have cognitive abilities such as memory, feelings, personality, and self-awareness—traits that many in the twentieth century felt were unique to human beings.
Here is just a glimpse at the incredible praise that ANIMAL WISE has garnered:
“You will take a journey to the center of the animal mind.” – Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human
“Why is it that until very recently, many scientists claimed that animals can’t think? Every pet owner knows better, and Virginia Morell is our champion.” – Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs
“These animals have incredible minds. Now thanks to Morell they have a voice. I love this book. It makes me even prouder to share this Earth with our non-human kin.” – Jennifer S. Holland, author of Unlikely Friendships
“Anyone who reads this book will be changed forever in their view of life on earth.” – Richard E. Leakey, FRS, Stony Brook Professor of Anthropology and author of The Sixth Extinction
To connect with Virginia Morell on Facebook, you can visit Facebook.com/AnimalWiseBook. You can also take the ANIMAL WISE quiz here.
Good luck everyone, and I’m sure you will enjoy this fantastic book just as much as I did!
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Happiness to the winner of the book!
Sound like a PAWSOME BOOK !
Thanks Brain : )
That sounds like a book Mommy needs! She always knew we animals had real thoughts and emotions but now she’ll have the science behind that.
So yes please, we would like to be in the running for the book giveaway. 😀
The book sounds very interesting. We would love to be entered in the giveaway, Brian.
This book sounds amazing and I know my assistant would love to read it!
Your pal, Pip
P.S.: Thanks for the birthday wishes for my sissy!
Oh I do want to read this book. It sounds wonderful. We will start saving our green papers so we can buy if we don’t win it. It sounds like something we would really enjoy.
Stay dry. It is horrible here.
And of all things, I have a sick cat. Orange Boyzo is having trouble eating.
What? Some dogs only have a 1000 word vocabulary? Geez I always knew they were behind cats with 2000, haha sounds like a great read indeed.
This book sounds pretty fantastic and interesting. You can put my name in your hat for the giveaway Brian!
Sounds a fantastic book, we would love to read that 🙂 Have a wonderful day xx00xx
Mollie and Alfie
Any book Temple Grandin endorses has to be good.
That sounds like a great book. It sounds like a book we were offered recently, but when we replied, our emails kept failing.
We would love a chance to win that book Brian – Mum has promised to read it to us and show us the pictures if we are lucky enough to win it.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
You mean to say that my kitties have emotions??! 🙂 Sounds like a great book, can’t wait to read it!
Please enter us in the drawing. We would love to read the book.
Great snow shotf rom the other day! We got this book to so will pass on the giveaway!
Sounds like an interesting book, we love to read about animals!
Thanks for stopping by and saying happy birthday to Kelly!
This is great!we love to read about other animals and this sounds like its full of interesting info,We so want to win this one so count us in,xxSpeedy and mum
I mentioned the book to Richard & being a retired teacher, he loves to read. He has a big heart for all animals & feeds the birds & squirrels everyday so, he would like to win this book…….Bailey loves to be read to so, fun for all…….
best fishes ta all de contest entreez; hope ewe N yur crew haza awesum day dood !!
that’s incredible. we think every hooman should read this book so they can learn a lot about our animal friends.
This sounds like a great book and I would love to win it! 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity.
This sounds like a great book, Brian! I will have to put on the list for mom to read to me at bedtime 🙂
Hi Brian…mom says the title sound be
“Animals ARE Wise”!
Mom says it each her something every day.
Wow! Moths remember being catipillars! That is so Cool! Sounds like a good book! Our mommy loves to read…so yeah we would like to win! A movie you guys would like..Chimpanzee by Disney. Its great. We bought the movie and the book The making of the Chimpanzee Movie. Both are very good!
I would love to win a copy of this book!
Sounds like a great book.
This is great day to start commenting again
It didn’t post all of my comment!
I would love to win this book!!
I’d love to win this book. I bet it would be a pawsome book for #readpawty!
The book sounds fascinating, and we know our mom would like to read it. She truly believes that animals have much more intelligence than the average person gives them credit for. She, however, never gave much thought to earthworms or moths and really wants to know more. Brian was definitely an exceptional model in showing off the book. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette
that sounds pawsome! We would love to read it.
I am pretty well “booked” out but it sounds like a good one!
Thank you for your introduction,
I already like this book.
Awww sweet; I just flashed back to a book about an African Gray Parrot I read about 5 years ago — that I loved called, Alex and Me .
What a fascinating book!!!
We would LOVE to win : )
Katie & Glogirly
I would have imagined that chimps grieve as they are so close to humans in what they are in other ways.
But I would never have thought earthworms make decisions.
Blessings to you!
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sounds like a great book. I think animals have much wisdom to share. we just need to take the time to stop and listen. Brain you are a good example of a wise cat, for sure !
This sounds like a really interesting book. The mom says she would love to win it!
It sounds verreh interesting to me, but my Human says she has like a bajillion books lined up on her to-read shelf so she will will pass on this drawing and hope some other lucky kitty wins! Well, hrmph to that, but okay.
I would love for momma to read this great sonding book aloud to us during reading hour! Thanks for sharing.
We are the big brother nonprofit to Riverfront Cats that touches on all pet species and issues. We would love to win this book. Thank you for sharing!
ahhh sweet idea xxx
We’d like to be included. Sounds so interesting. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly
oh God…please don’t enter us. Guess what came in the mail this morning? UGH!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
Will review it on Dakota’s blog at some point in the future 🙂
That sounds like a wonderful book. My Aunt Pauline would love it too! You’d make at least 2 peeps happy here.
My son did his senior project on animal intelligence a few years ago. I wish he’d had this book then! We both love to read about animals.
Win or no win, this books looks like a need-to-read!
Win or no win, this book looks like a need-to-read.
I would LOVE to win this book. I just watched an interview with the author -who it turns out is a local author. Both the subject matter and this being from a local, make this the book for me. Tasha the Tabby wants to read it too!
I’ve been looking forward to Virginia’s book coming out to have the pleasure of reading it. My feline tribe is looking forward to lounging on the pages as I attempt to read.
Thanks for sharing the bounty of books!
Sounds like an interesting book!