A menagerie of furry, feathered, and fuzzy animal buddies romp through the Pet Parables and discover that it's fun to get along! Their antics and adventures take them over bumps on the road to friendship as they learn how to tell the truth, cooperate, share, speak kindly, and respect one another. Each parable concludes with a special page of interactive questions for parents and teachers to use to reinforce the friendship lesson in each story. In "The Cat Who Smelled Like Cabbage," purebred Siamese Cat looks down her perfect nose at Alley Cat . . . and so does Black Cat, until she discovers that Alley Cat is a true friend. In "The Duck Who Quacked Bubbles," Grumble learns that no one likes being around a duckling who complains all the time. Neta Jackson and her husband Dave are also the authors of the award-winning Trailblazer Books, a forty-book series of historical fiction for youth about great Christian heroes, and Hero Tales, a four-volume set of Christian biographies. When deadlines permit, Neta enjoys biking, camping, gardening, and playing with her grandkids. The Jacksons have three grown children and live in Evanston, Illinois.Jackson, Neta is the author of 'Pet Parables The Cat Who Smelled Like Cabbage, The Duck Who Quacked Bubbles', published 2004 under ISBN 9780825429385 and ISBN 0825429382.