Five-Minute True Stories: Animal BFFs

by Aubre Andrus

Scholastic Nonfiction
August 2016

Ages 4 – 8 . Grades PreK – 3

Lexile measure: AD800L

DRA: 24

Guided Reading: M

Joker the dog loves to dive in and swim with his dolphin buddies. Gerald, a shy giraffe, learned to make friends with help from his goat pal, Eddie. And Miwa-chan the monkey always gets piggyback rides from his friend Uribo-a wild pig! These are 12 incredible tales of unlikely animal friendships. Perfect as an introduction to nonfiction, young readers will learn simple facts about animals and their behaviors.
Aubre Andrus

Aubre Andrus is an award-winning children's book author who has written for Scholastic, American Girl, Highlights for Children, and more. She loves writing for kids and teens on everything from babysitting tips to real-life animal friendships to fictional short stories. Visit her website at to learn more about her books.



Paper Over Board / Smyth

ISBN: 9780545914192

160pp. | 7 x 10