Esther the Wonder Pig

Esther the Wonder Pig
Author: Steve Jenkins,Derek Walter,Caprice Crane
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN 10: 1455560774
ISBN 13: 9781455560776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esther the Wonder Pig Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR Unlikely pig owners Steve and Derek got a whole lot more than they bargained for when the designer micro piglet they adopted turned out to be a full-sized 600-pound sow! This funny, inspirational story shows how families really do come in all shapes and sizes. In the summer of 2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend about adopting a micro piglet. Though he knew his partner Derek wouldn't be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little pig anyway, thinking he could care for her himself. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek's lives forever. It turned out there was nothing "micro" about Esther, and Steve and Derek had actually signed on to raise a full-sized commercial pig. Within three years, Tiny Esther grew to a whopping 600 pounds. After some real growing pains and a lot of pig-sized messes, it became clear that Esther needed much more space, so Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. Funny, heartwarming, and utterly charming, ESTHER THE WONDER PIG follows Steve and Derek's adventure--from reluctant pig parents to farm-owning advocates for animals.

Esther the Wonder Pig

Esther the Wonder Pig
Author: Steve Jenkins,Derek Walter
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-06-01
ISBN 10: 1925475026
ISBN 13: 9781925475029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esther the Wonder Pig Book Review:

In the bestselling tradition of Marley and Me, a funny, heartwarming and inspiring true story of how one adorable little pig changed her owners’ lives forever. When an old friend called animal lover Steve Jenkins and begged him to take in an adorable ‘micro’ piglet, he couldn’t say no. Although he knew his partner Derek would be far from thrilled about him adopting yet another stray, the idea of owning a cute little piglet was impossible to resist. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek’s lives forever. Esther turned out to be beyond adorable but there was nothing ‘micro’ about her, and Steve and Derek realised that they had signed on to raise a blooming full-sized pig. Within three years, tiny Esther tipped the scales at a whopping 270 kilograms. After some growing pains and a lot of pig-sized messes, Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and founded the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. Esther the Wonder Pig follows Steve and Derek’s excellent adventure – from reluctant pig parents to two of the world’s most successful and beloved animal rights activists, alongside the magnificent Esther, a social media star with millions of fans around the globe.

Esther the Wonder Pig

Esther the Wonder Pig
Author: Steve Jenkins,Derek Walter,Caprice Crane
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN 10: 1455560774
ISBN 13: 9781455560776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esther the Wonder Pig Book Review:

Unlikely pig owners Steve and Derek got a whole lot more than they bargained for when the designer micro piglet they adopted turned out to be a full-sized 600-pound sow! This funny, inspirational story shows how families really do come in all shapes and sizes. In the summer of 2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend about adopting a micro piglet. Though he knew his partner Derek wouldn't be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little pig anyway, thinking he could care for her himself. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek's lives forever. It turned out there was nothing "micro" about Esther, and Steve and Derek had actually signed on to raise a full-sized commercial pig. Within three years, Tiny Esther grew to a whopping 600 pounds. After some real growing pains and a lot of pig-sized messes, it became clear that Esther needed much more space, so Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. Funny, heartwarming, and utterly charming, Esther the Wonder Pig follows Steve and Derek's adventure--from reluctant pig parents to farm-owning advocates for animals. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig

The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig
Author: Steve Jenkins,Derek Walter,Caprice Crane
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2018-03-06
ISBN 10: 0316554723
ISBN 13: 9780316554725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig Book Review:

The true story of social media sensation Esther the Wonder Pig and her two dads that inspired the New York Times bestselling memoir for adults is now available in a picture book with adorable illustrations and a message of love. When Steve and Derek adopted a mini pig named Esther, they had no idea that she would turn out to be not-so-mini after all. When her new family saw just how big and wonderful Esther really was, they fell in love--and their lives changed forever. Esther would soon grow too large for her bed, and their small apartment. She got into everything, including her neighbor's tasty garden. So the whole family moved from a small apartment to a big farm, where Esther and her animal friends could fit happily (and get into a little less mischief). Eventually, that farm would become the Happily Esther After animal sanctuary, home to rescued animals of all kinds.

Happily Ever Esther

Happily Ever Esther
Author: Steve Jenkins,Derek Walter
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN 10: 1538728125
ISBN 13: 9781538728123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happily Ever Esther Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling authors and loving owners of Esther the Wonder Pig, comes a memoir about their new life on the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, which is anything but boring. Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, had their lives turned upside down when they adopted their pig-daughter Esther--the so-called micro pig who turned out to be a full-sized commercial pig growing to a whopping 600 pounds--as they describe in their bestselling memoir Esther the Wonder Pig. The book ends with them moving to a new farm, and starting a new wonderful life where they will live on the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary to care for other animals and just live happily ever after... Or so they thought. People often think about giving it all up and just moving to a farm. In theory it sure does sound great. But as Derek and Steve quickly realized, the realities of being a farmer--especially when you have never lived on a farm let alone outside of the city--can be frantic, crazy, and even insane. Not only are they adjusting to farm life and dutifully taking care of their pig-daughter Esther (who by the way lives in the master bedroom of their house), but before they knew it their sanctuary grew to as many as 42 animals, including: pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, cows, roosters, a peacock, a duck, a horse, a donkey, and a barn cat named Willma Ferrell. Written with joy and humor, and filled with delicious Esther-approved recipes dispersed throughout the book, this charming memoir captures an emotional journey of one little family advocating for animals everywhere.

The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig

The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig
Author: Steve Jenkins,Derek Walter,Caprice Crane
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2018-03-06
ISBN 10: 9780316554763
ISBN 13: 0316554766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig Book Review:

The true story of social media sensation Esther the Wonder Pig and her two dads that inspired the New York Times bestselling memoir for adults is now available in a picture book with adorable illustrations and a message of love. When Steve and Derek adopted a mini pig named Esther, they had no idea that she would turn out to be not-so-mini after all. When her new family saw just how big and wonderful Esther really was, they fell in love--and their lives changed forever. Esther would soon grow too large for her bed, and their small apartment. She got into everything, including her neighbor's tasty garden. So the whole family moved from a small apartment to a big farm, where Esther and her animal friends could fit happily (and get into a little less mischief). Eventually, that farm would become the Happily Esther After animal sanctuary, home to rescued animals of all kinds.

How Tickles Saved Pickles

How Tickles Saved Pickles
Author: Maddie Johnson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 1534436634
ISBN 13: 9781534436633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Tickles Saved Pickles Book Review:

Esther the Wonder Pig meets Little Book of Sloth in this charming true story about the adorable Instagram stars, Pickles the pig and his friend—the hog-turned-hero—Tickles. Pickles the Pig (@LivingwithPickles) has been featured on The Dodo, Inside Edition, and People! Pickles is a pig, rescued as a wee one and now living it up at his forever home. But one day Pickles becomes very sick. His only hope? One big sow with an even bigger heart on a faraway farm…but will she get to Pickles in time? Learn the true story about one extraordinary pig and his savior in this inspiring photographic picture book!

Daddy s Roommate

Daddy s Roommate
Author: Michael Willhoite
Publsiher: Paw Prints
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008-05-22
ISBN 10: 9781435285903
ISBN 13: 1435285905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daddy s Roommate Book Review:

A young boy discusses his divorced father's new living situation, in which the father and his gay roommate share eating, doing chores, playing, loving, and living.

Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary
Author: Gene Baur
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2008-11-04
ISBN 10: 074329159X
ISBN 13: 9780743291590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Farm Sanctuary Book Review:

A founder of an organization dedicated to promoting the compassionate treatment of animals and combating factory farming addresses key questions about the ethics of breeding animals for food, exposing inhumane practices utilized by typical food-production companies. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Our Farm

Our Farm
Author: Maya Gottfried
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2013-04-24
ISBN 10: 0375985549
ISBN 13: 9780375985546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Farm Book Review:

Maya the cow, J.D. the piglet, Hilda the sheep, and a dozen more animals all speak directly to the reader, showing off their unique personalities in this wonderful collection of poems. Master watercolorist Robert Rahway Zakanitch provides a portrait that perfectly captures the essence of each creature. Together the poems and paintings add up to a picture of life on the friendliest farm around. Maya Gottfried based her poems on real animals from Farm Sanctuary, a safe haven for injured or abused farm animals with locations in New York and California.

Animal Camp

Animal Camp
Author: Kathy Stevens
Publsiher: Skyhorse
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-09-08
ISBN 10: 1626363730
ISBN 13: 9781626363731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Camp Book Review:

Picking up where she left off in Where the Blind Horse Sings, Kathy Stevens regales us with more tales of the rescued animals at Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS), some touching, some hilarious, all provocative. We meet Barbie, the broiler hen found hiding under a blue Honda in Brooklyn who falls for the animal ambassador Rambo, a ram with an uncanny sense of what others need. Then there’s Norma Rae, the turkey rescued from a “turkey bowl” just before Thanksgiving. There’s also Noah, a twenty-one-year-old stallion, starved and locked in a dark stall for his entire life until he came to the safety and plenty of CAS. Claude, the giant pink free-range pig, is but another of the “underfoot family,” those who roam the barnyard, free and with dignity, interacting with their own and other species in startling and profound ways. The love Stevens has for these animals, and the amount of love they give her in return, is stunning and will make any reader more thoughtful of how we treat a whole class of animals in this country. Pigs, cows, chickens, turkeys, horses, goats, sheep, and more, march into CAS and into our hearts as we learn about their quirks and personalities and what makes us human.

Stupid and Contagious

Stupid and Contagious
Author: Caprice Crane
Publsiher: 5 Spot
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-11-15
ISBN 10: 044655104X
ISBN 13: 9780446551045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stupid and Contagious Book Review:

In this hilarious, romantic comedy, two twenty-something neighbors embark on a zany mission to meet the founder of Starbucks, and in doing so, find each other.

The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City

The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City
Author: Jodi Kendall
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 0062484559
ISBN 13: 9780062484550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City Book Review:

This delightful middle grade novel is a modern-day homage to Charlotte’s Web, perfect for fans of Katherine Applegate and Cammie McGovern. “We fell in love with The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City! No matter how big she gets, there’s always room for Hamlet in our hearts.” —Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, New York Times bestselling co-authors of Esther the Wonder Pig A little pig in a big city leads to lots of trouble! Josie Shilling’s family is too big, their cramped city house is too small, and she feels like no one’s ever on her side. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, her older brother, Tom, brings home a pink, squirmy bundle wrapped in an old football jersey—a piglet he rescued from a nearby farm. Her name is Hamlet. The minute Josie holds Hamlet, she feels an instant connection. But there’s no room for Hamlet in the crowded Shilling household. And whoever heard of keeping a pig in the city? So it’s up to Josie to find her a forever home. The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City is a heartwarming tale of family, belonging, and growing bigger when you’ve always felt small.

Why We Love and Exploit Animals

Why We Love and Exploit Animals
Author: Kristof Dhont,Gordon Hodson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2019-12-12
ISBN 10: 1351181424
ISBN 13: 9781351181426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Love and Exploit Animals Book Review:

This unique book brings together research and theorizing on human-animal relations, animal advocacy, and the factors underlying exploitative attitudes and behaviors towards animals. Why do we both love and exploit animals? Assembling some of the world’s leading academics and with insights and experiences gleaned from those on the front lines of animal advocacy, this pioneering collection breaks new ground, synthesizing scientific perspectives and empirical findings. The authors show the complexities and paradoxes in human-animal relations and reveal the factors shaping compassionate versus exploitative attitudes and behaviors towards animals. Exploring topical issues such as meat consumption, intensive farming, speciesism, and effective animal advocacy, this book demonstrates how we both value and devalue animals, how we can address animal suffering, and how our thinking about animals is connected to our thinking about human intergroup relations and the dehumanization of human groups. This is essential reading for students, scholars, and professionals in the social and behavioral sciences interested in human-animal relations, and will also strongly appeal to members of animal rights organizations, animal rights advocates, policy makers, and charity workers.

Happily Ever Esther

Happily Ever Esther
Author: Steve Jenkins,Derek Walter,Caprice Crane
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN 10: 9781538728147
ISBN 13: 1538728141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happily Ever Esther Book Review:

Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, had their lives turned upside down when they adopted their pig-daughter Esther--the so-called micro pig who turned out to be a full-sized commercial pig growing to a whopping 600 pounds--as they describe in their bestselling memoir Esther the Wonder Pig. The book ends with them moving to a new farm, and starting a new wonderful life where they will live on the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary to care for other animals and just live happily ever after... Or so they thought. People often think about giving it all up and just moving to a farm. In theory it sure does sound great. But as Derek and Steve quickly realized, the realities of being a farmer--especially when you have never lived on a farm let alone outside of the city--can be frantic, crazy, and even insane. Not only are they adjusting to farm life and dutifully taking care of their pig-daughter Esther (who by the way lives in the master bedroom of their house), but before they knew it their sanctuary grew to as many as 42 animals, including: pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, cows, roosters, a peacock, a duck, a horse, a donkey, and a barn cat named Willma Ferrell. Written with joy and humor, and filled with delicious Esther-approved recipes dispersed throughout the book, this charming memoir captures an emotional journey of one little family advocating for animals everywhere.

What Do You Do With a Tail Like This

What Do You Do With a Tail Like This
Author: Steve Jenkins,Robin Page
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2009-06-15
ISBN 10: 0547488920
ISBN 13: 9780547488929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Do You Do With a Tail Like This Book Review:

A nose for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? Explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails in this interactive guessing book, beautifully illustrated in cut-paper collage, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor. This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades K-1, Read Aloud Informational Text).

Secret Animal Society Spike the Sea Serpent

Secret Animal Society  Spike the Sea Serpent
Author: Ruth Symes
Publsiher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-04-02
ISBN 10: 1848124570
ISBN 13: 9781848124578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secret Animal Society Spike the Sea Serpent Book Review:

The Secret Animal Society needs to help an old friend - Spike. The Secret Animal Society - an organisation which protects those very rare animals few people know even exist - is located in a remote valley close to the sea. When twins Eddie and Izzie move there with their family, they're very disappointed that many of the animals keep themselves hidden. In fact, the only one they see regularly is Cornflake the dragon. Noah, the old caretaker, tells them that it's normal - there are some creatures that they haven't seen for years. Then there's a sighting of an unidentified creature far out at sea, which seems to be heading to the sanctuary. The media goes into a frenzy - is it some sort of sea monster, a giant squid or octopus, perhaps? But it's really a sea serpent (a plesiosaur). Noah recognises its song - it's Spike, one of his favourite animals who no one's seen for years. But now Spike is returning to the society, and it sounds like he's in distress. It turns out he's got his baby with him, who's sick, and he's hoping the society can help.

The One and Only Wolfgang

The One and Only Wolfgang
Author: Steve Greig,Mary Rand Hess
Publsiher: Zonderkidz
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 0310768241
ISBN 13: 9780310768241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The One and Only Wolfgang Book Review:

Do you consider your pets family? Do you enjoy reading about loveable animals? Instagram sensation Steve Greig and New York Times bestselling author Mary Rand Hess share Greig’s real-life family of senior dogs, chickens, rabbits, and a pig named Bikini in his first children’s book that showcases the importance of family. In The One and Only Wolfgang, readers will meet Greig’s beloved animal family. Greig looked for the most “unadoptable” animals and gave them a home—his home! Strange and unique, The One and Only Wolfgang will remind readers that no matter how old or how odd, everyone has a place where they belong. Families will enjoy the unique, whimsical art from Nadja Sarell combined with comical photographs of the Wolfgang. Perfect for children, ages 4-8 Kids will love reading about the loveable animals featured on Steve Greig’s Instagram, @Wolfgang2242 - over 900k followers Children will learn about love, friendship and family

Animal Camp

Animal Camp
Author: Kathy Stevens
Publsiher: Skyhorse
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN 10: 9781620875667
ISBN 13: 1620875667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Camp Book Review:

Kathy Stevens has an abounding love of animals that is the foundation of compassion upon which the Catskill Animal Sanctuary is built. Her tales of the rescued animals who inhabit her haven are moving, provocative, and by turns hilarious and devastating. Meet Barbie, the broiler hen found in Brooklyn hiding under a blue Honda, who falls for Rambo, a ram with an uncanny sense of what others need. Here’s Norma Jean, the turkey rescued from a “turkey bowl” just before Thanksgiving. Say hello to Noah, a twenty-one-year-old stallion, starved and locked in a dark stall for his entire life until he came to the safety and plenty of Catskill Animal Sanctuary. More than 2,000 animals have lived and loved at Catskill Animal Sanctuary since its founding in 2003. And while the love Kathy Stevens and her devoted staff have for them is stunning, more remarkable is who the animals become at this place where kindness rules. Originally printed in 2010, this edition has been revised and expanded to allow fans of the Catskill Animal Sanctuary to catch up with Barbie, Rambo, Norma Jean, and the rest of the gang residing on Stevens’s farm.

Finding Paradise

Finding Paradise
Author: Laurelee Blanchard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2017-05-31
ISBN 10: 9780692857601
ISBN 13: 0692857605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Paradise Book Review:

Leilani Farm Sanctuary chronicles Laurelee Blanchard's unique journey from corporate America to nonprofit animal rescue. Her story is inspiring, devastating, instructive, heroic, and unforgettable. The story--enhanced by stunning photographs--begins by taking readers on a tour of Laurelee's life running a sanctuary for rescued farm animals such as goats, pigs, and chickens in Hawaii. It quickly rewinds the clock beginning with her harrowing childhood, a highly successful career in commercial real estate, the joys and challenges of marriage, and her eventual decision to abandon her pursuit of money to start one of the most well-respected animal sanctuaries in the United States. You will be captivated by the accounts of her daring and life-threatening animal rescues. Her story will motivate you to think about everything you're doing in your own life, inspiring you to pursue your own heartfelt passion and to cherish every day.