Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship
By Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Dr. Paula Kahumbu
Published by Scholastic Press
Copyright © 2006
Owen is a baby Hippopotamus from Africa that got washed out to see during a storm. Mzee is a grumpy Aldabra Tortoise who is 130 years old and lives in an animal sanctuary in Mombasa. Somehow these two become the closest of friends.
Owen & Mzee is a touching true story of how two creatures who are seemingly as different as can be can become the best of friends. It is a great reminder for all of us that our friends may be those we least expect. They can be an shape, size, color, or age but they are always there for us when we need them most. This is a beautiful story to read to your family.