Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions
Illustr.: Lila Kalogeri
Pages: 32, hardcover
Year of Publication: 2020
Miyako, Japan, 2011: Just before a big tsunami hits the city, a female dog persistently pulls her elderly lady owner out of the house. Her owner thinks she wants to go for a walk, but Babu leads her to the nearby hill. When she finally reaches the top of the hill and sees the flooded area behind her back, she realizes that her loyal friend has saved her life.
The series “Unexpected Friends” is aimed at preschool and early-grade school children. The stories are based on actual feats of heroism, faith and devotion on the part of animals. Each book contains an addendum describing events as they happened, as well as basic knowledge with regard to each story.