Adorable dogs, spirited horses, mischievous donkeys and cats who barely tolerate us are just some of the colourful characters you will meet in Animal Crackers. You will also encounter bright bunnies, cunning foxes, wise old birds, a drake who believes he is human and a host of other furry friends some of whom are as mad as hatters. Many do extremely funny things, more reveal remarkable skills, others experience sad endings.
Not only do they provide company for the lonely, but they are models of compassion and create indelible bonds with their human companions. They live for neither the past nor future but concentrate on the present – something we humans could productively replicate in our lives.
Animal Crackers, which contains stories from all corners of Ireland, is a must-read for all animal lovers. A funny and moving book, it is written by by No.1 bestselling author Colm Keane and former RTÉ newsreader Una O’Hagan.
‘A Noah’s Ark of tales chronicling that unique bond between man and beast’ RTÉ Guide
‘An enchanting book’ Belfast Telegraph
‘It’s a cracker’ LMFM Radio
‘Fantastic’ WLR Radio