Five-Minute True Stories: Animal BFFs (Hardcover)

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This has got to be the sweetest book I've read. My son and I have been working our way through it at bedtime and each story is incredible. The kindness, acceptance, and friendship portrayed was invaluable to see and a wonderful reminder of how to be in the world. Besides being super cute with amazing photos, this book caused my son and I to giggle and wonder at these beautiful animals. Kids often have difficulty socializing and this book offered a shift in thinking about what it means to be a friend. Sometimes that's all it takes to make a new friend.

— From Patti H.


Joker the dog loves to dive in and swim with his dolphin buddies. Gerald, a shy giraffe, learned to make friends with help from his goat pal, Eddie. And Miwa-chan the monkey always gets piggyback rides from his friend Uribo-a wild pig! These are 12 incredible tales of unlikely animal friendships. Perfect as an introduction to nonfiction, young readers will learn simple facts about animals and their behaviors.

About the Author

Aubre Andrus is an award-winning children's book author who has written for Scholastic, American Girl, Highlights for Children, and more. She loves writing for kids and teens on everything from babysitting tips to real life animal friendships to fictional short stories. Visit her website at to learn more about her books.

Praise For…

“Warm and fuzzy tales paired with equally squee-worthy photos provide a gentle read for animal lovers.” -- School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780545914192
ISBN-10: 0545914191
Publisher: Scholastic Nonfiction
Publication Date: July 26th, 2016
Pages: 160
Language: English