No More Animals

Children - Animals
82 Pages
Reviewed on 03/29/2015
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Author Biography

God's sense of humor never ceases to crack me up.
I went to the University of Michigan to study the inner workings of the cell (Cellular Molecular Biology ) until my inner cellular workings went rogue on me. Then I went from a city girl working in Downtown Indianapolis to a Goat/Chicken/Horse/Llama Farmer living in rural Northern Michigan after being diagnosed with a severe form of connective tissue disease in 2004.
I am currently working on MDIV at Liberty University, studying to become a Chaplain while fighting this disease. I'm hoping to spend more time standing next to the hospital bed than in it. I have been on chemo the last 12 months and I am incredibly grateful for a supportive family, friends, and community.
I have been very blessed to have ended up on a road very different than the one I had planned, but has been an exciting and wonderful adventure.

No More Animals is a book that came from the adventure we started after we bought the house that we currently live in. Where my career as a goat/chicken/llama/duck/horse farmer began. It is a labor of love that ended up being a wonderful collaboration with an amazing artist, beautiful woman and terrific friend. I hope to share our story with you and that you get some laughs and enjoy the artwork as much as we have.

As Mark Twain said
"Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't."

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

No More Animals by Amy O. Bowling is a delightful storybook for kids who love animals. The story features a father, mother, and daughter who move from the city to a farm. They have only four pets when they move to the farm. Though the father is happy with the pets they own, the mother wants to buy more pets. She wants to hear the pitter patter of goats' feet and they also have two ponds at the back. Instead of putting chemicals on the weeds, which is harmful to the dogs and cat, the mother thinks getting goats is a good idea so that they can eat the hay and brush. Slowly we see new critters being added to the group and then the fun begins.

The book is filled with humor and adventure. The illustrations add to the humor quotient and give pace and movement to the story. Parents and grandparents can use this as a good bedtime storybook and it can also be used for read aloud sessions in classrooms and libraries. Though the father keeps saying 'no more animals,' the mother keeps adding more animals to the farm. It's a fun book and the rhyming verses are indeed very appealing while reading. The horse, llama, goats, dogs, cat, chicken, ducks and all the animals will take readers on fun trip and it will put a smile on their faces. The fact that it is a true story adds to the appeal of the book.