A while ago I was looking through the paper and came across a book review that caught my eye. The book Henry & Tink, written by Cathy Conheim and B.J. Gallagher, is a children’s story about a friendship between a dog and a cat. But it isn’t the friendship that’s unique. It’s the animals themselves. The sweet dog (Tink) was born with only two legs and the kind cat (Henry) lost one of his legs and now only has three.
Henry & Tink is a delightful book written for children, but everyone will enjoy the story. The book is simply written telling who Tink is and how she was found by her owners. Once Tink is adopted her new owners meet Henry’s owners and they decide the two animals must meet. The story is about how the two animals come to enjoy each other’s company and become friends.
What makes the book wonderful is the lovely illustrations and the message that being different isn’t good or bad. Each animal is aware they are different, but know they are capable of loving the same as anyone else. Love has no boundaries, even if someone is missing a limb or two.
I recommend this book for preschool aged children and beyond. My husband and I both enjoyed reading this book to Little Boy, but caught the teenagers reading it too. Animal lovers will enjoy this book as much as the children. Love has no boundaries between animals and humans either.
I would like to dedicate today’s blog to my two beautiful sisters. They are two of the best pet parents I know. My oldest sister is a devoted, caring cat owner and my middle sister is a loving, compassionate owner of two adorable dachshund dogs. You can understand now why this book caught my eye and has a special place in my heart.