Tabby Tuesday: Animal Wise by Virginia Morell – A Giveway for You


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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 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!

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

Disclosure:  I did receive a free copy of this book from the publisher, Crown Publishers of New York.  The opinions are solely my own, as usual.
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52 thoughts on “Tabby Tuesday: Animal Wise by Virginia Morell – A Giveway for You

  1. Whisppy

    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. 😀

  2. Pip

    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!

  3. Marg

    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.

  4. Gin and Bailey

    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…….

  5. melody

    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!

  6. Janet@TheCatOnMyHead

    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

  7. Spitty the Kitty

    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.

  8. Erica Agesen

    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.

  9. kat tyrrell

    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!

  10. Dana

    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!

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