Six true life animal stories. Ranging from Max, the Gorilla, who caught a crook in the Johannesburg Zoo to Zhu, the strong Chinese pig, who survived being stuck in a tiny overturned enclosure for 36 days after an earthquake struck. There are also stories about a bat whose mother doesn’t want him, a hippopotamus, a baboon, and a bear who becomes a soldier during the Second World War. Each story ends with a few interesting facts about the animal.

A lovely read aloud book for 7 to 10 year olds.