School is not the only place to find a teacher; animals have lessons to teach us about friendship and compassion. Adapting her 2018 memoir for readers 5 to 8, Sy Montgomery recounts how the creatures she 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. In her illustrations, Rebecca Green shows us a world of animals cooperating, and presents a credible portrait of Montgomery as a young naturalist.
"A thoughtful, gentle work…. This tender picture book will inspire reflection."—School Library Journal (starred review)