… about the benefits of female friendship in a variety of species. Friendship as expressed through intensive and reciprocal grooming, maintaining close physical contact whenever possible, elaborate greeting ceremonies, group nesting and vocal communication. Demonstrated benefits include: longer life for females with good friends, better offspring survival, lower stress hormones, reduction in male harassment.
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My Snake Blake
Randy Siegel, illus. by Serge Bloch. Roaring Brook/Porter, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-59643-584-1
In a loving salute to the unconventional pet heroes of an earlier era (think Lyle the crocodile or Crictor the boa constrictor), Siegel (Grandma’s Smile) and Bloch (The Enemy) tell the story of a “super-long, bright green snake” who wows the young [...]