Affimals provides uplifting advice — “affirmations” — inspired by such animals as the wild horse (“Unbridle your passion”) and the firefly (“Spark imagination”). A beautiful book for all ages, Affimals is part-inspiration, part-environmental education, all heart.
Dream Affimals: Inspiration to Fulfill Your Wildest Dreams
Written & illustrated by Elaine Miller Bond
Published by Sunstone Press (projected for summer 2013)
What if a puma could spring from the grass and motivate you to “Get more pounce to the ounce?” Or what if an electric eel could somehow zap you with the mindset to “Be positive?” Such is the concept behind Dream Affimals — that animals can uplift your spirits, simply by doing what comes naturally.
The Utah Prairie Dog: Legend of the Red Rocks
Written by Dr. Theodore Manno with foreword by Dr. John L. Hoogland
Photographed by Elaine Miller Bond
Published by University of Utah Press (projected for 2014)
Intended for all curious readers, The Utah Prairie Dog provides an engaging, firsthand account of field research into the smallest type of prairie dog — the Utah prairie dog (Cynomys parvidens) — a federally threatened species. Text by Dr. Theodore Manno and more than 150 photos by Elaine Miller Bond bring light to behaviors that have long intrigued and fascinated scientists, like why a mother prairie dog would spend the energy to nurse another mom’s pups, or which individuals in the colony give warning calls when danger is near.