Kate & Pippin: An Unlikely Friendship by Martin Springett, photograph by Isobel Springett

Published by Square Fish

Summary:  When Isobel Springett found an abandoned fawn in the woods, she brought it home and put it near her Great Dane, Kate’s dog bed.  Kate immediately took to the fawn, who the family named Pippin, and Pippin followed Kate everywhere.  Before long, Pippin began spending her nights in the woods, but would return every day to play with her friend.  Pippin grew into a doe, and one day she appeared with two fawns of her own.  Although the fawns were too wild to come near a dog, Kate and Pippin continue to be friends, and still enjoy daily visits.  Ages 4-8.

Pros:  Animal lovers will enjoy this easy reader, illustrated with photos of Kate and Pippin.  For more information, they can read Kate & Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story by the same authors.

Cons:  The author flirts a bit with the anthropomorphic line.

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