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Friends in Fur Coats
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Friends in Fur Coats

Through light-hearted, engaging, and informative interactions, Friends in Fur Coats tackles the difficult topic of why using animal fur is inherently inhumane.

Children learn in vivid detail what makes each animal’s fur unique, as well as other facts special to each animal.

Illustration from Friends in Fur Coats. Illustration by Rebecca Evans
Rufo liberado
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Rufo liberado

The Spanish edition of Buddy Unchained offers children, parents, teachers, librarians, and humane educators a way to reach new audiences in the United States and abroad, to promote empathy and
understanding, and to interest young people in taking action when they see an animal in need.

What is life like, day after day, for a dog kept outdoors alone in all weather on a chain or a rope? Rufo, happy in a new and loving home, tells the story of his former life of neglect and abuse, and his rescue by a family that cares about him.

Illustration from Rufo liberado (Buddy Unchained). Illustration by Joe Hyatt.


A short greeting from Gryphon Press publisher Emilie Buchwald


A new comments and journal section has been added to our website. Read the latest from the Publisher along with questions and comments from readers.

The following Gryphon Press titles were recently named to the recommended reading list of the National Humane Education Society:
Buddy Unchained
Max Talks to Me
Are You Ready for Me?
Always Blue for Chicu
A Home for Dakota
It’s Raining Cats and Cats

Always Blue for Chicu won an Independent Publishers Bronze Medal

Ms. April & Ms. Mae is a Forward Reviews 2009 Book of the Year Award Finalist, Children’s Picture Book Category

What readers are saying about The Gryphon Press books...
“The engaging stories published by The Gryphon Press are a wonderful way to teach children the values of empathy and respect for animals. There is sadly little time in the day for this important aspect of education, but these beautiful stories will ensure that we communicate these positive messages to our students through their use as interactive read alouds and as valuable additions to the classroom library.”
—Esther Klein Friedman, Ph.D., Director,
Office of  Academic Intervention Services K-12,
New York City Department of Education 
“Incorporating Are You Ready For Me and It’s Raining Cats and Cats into our library and shelter reading programs, as well as our supplemental curriculum, has been a big hit and a lot of fun.  Both stories help bring to life our lessons about responsible pet parenting.  Students are engaged as they read along, which in turn excites educators and parents.  We look forward to new titles that will complement and inspire our humane education programs.”
—Ingrid Norris, Humane Education Coordinator,
Spartanburg Humane Society
“Gryphon Press’ inspiring books bring education about empathy and the human-animal bond  to children in the form of beautiful fictional picture books.  These books have become an integral part of our humane education library program, since they provoke thoughtful dialogue about responsible pet care among our young participants.”
—Lauren Briskin, Interim Humane Education Coordinator, Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society
"Friends of Long Beach Animals, through our Humane Education branch, has donated many of the books published by The Gryphon Press to all of our area schools and libraries. The beautiful books are much used and appreciated by librarians, teachers and the children, and help to make all of us aware
of kindness to animals."
--Sally McCabe, Chairperson of the Humane Education Committee, Friends of Long Beach Animals
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