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Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo

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Publisher Comments:

America's sweetheart, impassioned lifelong animal welfare advocate, and New York Times bestselling author Betty White shares intimate, funny, and enlightening stories about her very best friends in the world…

All her life, Betty White has had a menagerie of pets, many of them rescued, and has donated countless hours and resources to animal welfare. Animals are her passion, and that passion extends to zoos and their importance for the conservation of species and for offering humans the ability to witness the grandeur and variety of these magnificent animals from around the world.

Betty & Friends is a love letter to those zoos, to their dedicated workers, and especially to the animals in them—from Gita the elephant, whom Betty used to take for walks; to Bruno the orangutan, who flaunts his affections for Betty; to Jacob the boa, who loves a good hug. Gaining access to this majestic world through Betty’s eyes and her inimitable words is a beautiful thing indeed for animal lovers and Betty White lovers of all ages.

INCLUDES GORGEOUS FULL-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS

Review:

"Actress White (If You Ask Me: (And Of Course You Won't)), a trustee of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Associate since 1974, walks down memory lane with various animal friends. Opening with the history of zoos, White explains the important transition of zoos from collecting animals to conservation. She regales the reader with brief glimpses of tigers, giraffes, whales, gorillas, and more exotic species, such as Komodo dragons — the largest living lizards that will attack prey larger than themselves. As a patron of zoos across America, White recalls fond memories of close encounters with animals: 'I found that Gita wasn't the only elephant who liked to have her tongue slapped. I couldn't help wondering where they learned that.' Some of the full color photographs throughout the book are remarkable — a pair of lions resting on their backs and a Nubian ibex scaling a nearly-perpendicular wall. White mentions a number of endangered species and revels in her close association with the zookeepers who work to protect and conserve them. Light reading, to say the least, this book will appeal to animal lovers. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

America's sweetheart, impassioned lifelong animal welfare advocate, and New York Times-bestselling author Betty White offers intimate and funny stories about her animal friends at the zoo, enhanced by gorgeous four-color photographs.

Synopsis:

America's sweetheart, impassioned lifelong animal welfare advocate, and New York Times-bestselling author Betty White offers intimate and funny stories about her animal friends at the zoo, enhanced by gorgeous four-color photographs.

Betty & Friends is the passion project Betty White has been working on for more than a decade-a love letter to zoos and to the animals in them, from a woman who admits she likes animals better than humans ("They're unconditionally loving!"). In her inimitable voice, Betty takes us on a private tour of her favorite animals and her friendships with them-from Gita the elephant, whom Betty used to take for walks before the zoo opened; to Kelly the massive silverback gorilla, whom Betty has known since his birth in 1987. From giraffes to lizards to koalas, readers witness the majestic variety of animals through Betty's eyes, and in her own words, accompanied by breathtaking photographs.

About the Author

Seven-time Emmy Award winner Betty White's love of animals began "in the womb". Betty has served on the board of the Los Angeles County Zoo since 1974, and is the president of the Morris Animal Foundation. She lives in Brentwood, California, with her golden retriever, Pontiac.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399157547
Subtitle:
My Life at the Zoo
Author:
White, Betty
Publisher:
Putnam Adult
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
PETS / General
Subject:
Biography-Rich and Famous
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20111121
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-color, photos throughout
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.27 x 6.33 x 0.92 in 1.5 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 304 pages G. P. Putnam's Sons - English 9780399157547 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Actress White (If You Ask Me: (And Of Course You Won't)), a trustee of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Associate since 1974, walks down memory lane with various animal friends. Opening with the history of zoos, White explains the important transition of zoos from collecting animals to conservation. She regales the reader with brief glimpses of tigers, giraffes, whales, gorillas, and more exotic species, such as Komodo dragons — the largest living lizards that will attack prey larger than themselves. As a patron of zoos across America, White recalls fond memories of close encounters with animals: 'I found that Gita wasn't the only elephant who liked to have her tongue slapped. I couldn't help wondering where they learned that.' Some of the full color photographs throughout the book are remarkable — a pair of lions resting on their backs and a Nubian ibex scaling a nearly-perpendicular wall. White mentions a number of endangered species and revels in her close association with the zookeepers who work to protect and conserve them. Light reading, to say the least, this book will appeal to animal lovers. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

America's sweetheart, impassioned lifelong animal welfare advocate, and New York Times-bestselling author Betty White offers intimate and funny stories about her animal friends at the zoo, enhanced by gorgeous four-color photographs.

"Synopsis" by , America's sweetheart, impassioned lifelong animal welfare advocate, and New York Times-bestselling author Betty White offers intimate and funny stories about her animal friends at the zoo, enhanced by gorgeous four-color photographs.

Betty & Friends is the passion project Betty White has been working on for more than a decade-a love letter to zoos and to the animals in them, from a woman who admits she likes animals better than humans ("They're unconditionally loving!"). In her inimitable voice, Betty takes us on a private tour of her favorite animals and her friendships with them-from Gita the elephant, whom Betty used to take for walks before the zoo opened; to Kelly the massive silverback gorilla, whom Betty has known since his birth in 1987. From giraffes to lizards to koalas, readers witness the majestic variety of animals through Betty's eyes, and in her own words, accompanied by breathtaking photographs.

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