Bo and Ms. Beanz

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A heartwarming and fun true story, this early reader chapter book tells of the unusual bond formed when a fearful dog with a hard-knock past and a brave and adventurous cat are adopted into the same family. Love and patience brings out both the best and unexpected of this duo as they become best friends, doing everything together from sleeping to taking walks to canoeing with their owners. With beautiful color photos on every page, this book teaches children about friendship, adoption, change, and diversity. Also included throughout the book are questions to help the reader place themselves inside in the story, becoming instant discussion points and lesson plans for parents and teachers.


Jane Kirkland is the author of more than 50 books, including the award-winning Take a Walk® series. She is also a naturalist, a photographer, and a motivational speaker who visits schools, conducts workshops, and presents at conferences. She has appeared on Animal Planet TV, NPR, and PBS, and in such magazines as Family Circle, Green Teacher, Parenting, Parents, and Redbook. She lives in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.