A non fiction introduction to the fascinating world of animal behaviour and animal welfare. The book begins by exploring how animals compare and contrast to each other before going on to examine needs that are common among all animals and how we can address those needs to ensure good animal welfare with a particular emphasis on pets.
‘A Children’s Guide to Animal Behaviour and Welfare’ is book is split it to two parts. The first part of the book is designed to get children thinking about similarities and differences between humans and other animals through the topic of animal behaviour. Through poetry and illustrations we explore communication, play, courtship behaviour, tool-use, feelings, animal homes and social structures. This will prepare the class for the second part of the book which looks at the five needs of animal welfare and how the expression of those needs might be slightly different between species even though the same needs apply to all animals including humans.