Daisy to the Rescue

True Stories of Daring Dogs, Paramedic Parrots, and Other Animal Heroes

by Jeff Campbell

Daisy to the Rescue


With their love and companionship, animals of all species help to make human lives better every day. But sometimes, to our utter amazement and everlasting gratitude, animals literally save our lives. This heartwarming book collects over 50 real-life stories in which the actions of animals have meant the difference between life and death.

Today, scientists vigorously debate questions regarding the sentience, intelligence, and emotions of animals. In particular, they want to know whether animals share with humans the highest emotions of empathy, compassion, and altruism. Daisy to the Rescue poses these questions for readers to consider, and examines these extreme life-saving situations for possible evidence. Gathered together, these stories make a compelling case for the presence of altruism in animals.

Daisy to the Rescue provides dramatic, thrilling, and moving stories that convey a hopeful message about our world. But these stories also provide startling evidence of the mental and emotional capacities of animals, those beings we share the world with.

✳ Foreword Reviews‘ 2014  INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Bronze Winner
✳ IPPY Gold Winner for Animals/Pets 2015

“With an eye toward documenting remarkable animal/human interactions, Campbell has assembled a large collection of fascinating anecdotes. …Overflowing with information, fascinating tales and thought-provoking information; give it to animal-loving middle graders on up.” Kirkus Reviews

“Individual stories of animal derring-do, illustrated with pencil portraits, make for quick, compelling reads that prompt the reader to wonder what really goes on in an animal’s head and heart.” Booklist

“Campbell’s compelling examples and engaging storytelling style make strong cases for animal altruism, and they encourage further examination of everyday human-animal encounters.” Foreword Reviews

“Anyone who has ever bonded with an animal will love this book.” VOYA


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Zest Books; Original edition (October, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-936976-62-1

Buy Now


Tags: , ,

What do you think?

Name required