Owen & Mzee: Best Friends
Illustrator: Peter Greste
Photographs by: Peter Greste
Series: Owen And Mzee
Grade Level Equivalent:
Friends and Friendship, African Animals
This is the true story of two great friends: a baby hippo named Owen and a giant tortoise named Mzee. In December 2004 a frightened young hippo, separated from his family by the devastating tsunami in Southeast Asia, adopted an 130-year-old tortoise as his "mother." And the tortoise remarkably accepted the baby hippo as his own. Owen and Mzee are now inseparable and their story has captured hearts everywhere.
In board book format, with bold photographs from the original book and new simple, sweet text, Owen and Mzee is perfect for young children and families.