I loved this sweet memoir. Sy Montgomery is a naturalist and a prolific author of both adult and childrens work, and this autobiography focuses on fable-like lessons she learned from her different studies throughout the years. The critters featured in range from tree kangaroos to three different border collies, a 700lb pig, 3 octopodes and a tarantula with pink toes. Her relationships with her companion animals and those the likes of which she'd never interacted with before are touching and seem quite brave to readers less comfortable with the unknown. Montgomery's open, generous spirit is clear on every page. Her casual, sometimes confessional tone makes How to Be a Good Creature read like a conversation with an adventurous, kind friend.