“J H Soeder has a special bond with the animal world that most only dream of…”
– TOKYO FAMILIES MAGAZINE
“… this is an impressive parade of anectdotal evidence that interspecies communication can and does take place. The most dramatic story is that of seven whales who breach together as a prearranged demonstration to prove to “the one named Jon” that the conversation he has just imagined with them was in fact real.”
–NOWICK GRAY, COUGAR WEBWORKS, ALTERNATIVE CULTURE MAGAZINE
“True Tails is a book every animal lover will enjoy. I would specially recommend it to two very different sectors of the public
a) Older children and young adults: The book is emphatically didactic and quite a few chapters written from a child’s perspective.
b) Animal activists: True Tails is a welcome respite from the cruelty and horrors we faced on a daily basis.
“I have just passed the book to my cats. Judging by how fast Dr. Doom is turning those pages and how intently the others ones are listening I can see Jon’s voice is present in this home today.”
–PETER LARKHILL, LET’S ADOPT! INTERNATIONAL
“A great read.”—ROBERT CONRAD, ACTOR, CRN TALKSHOW HOST
“This book is a great book for animal lovers and those who love a great read. I liked this book a lot because it was interesting and it kept me awake and reading.”—FLAMINGNET REVIEWS
“When J.H. Soeder asked me to read his memoir, True Tails, about communicating with animals, I was skeptical. I believe that we can understand our animals pretty much in the same way a mom reacts to the needs of a newborn. It’s part instinctual. However, I don’t totally believe that people and animals can have a dialogue in the same manner as you and I can.
“So, I agreed to read Jon’s book (The J stands for Jon.), and I told him that if I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t review it. I started reading and couldn’t put it down. It’s well written, fun, and emotional at times. He shares the story of a life well lived, and the many lessons he learned from his family and animal friends.
Reading True Tails gave me a good understanding of Jon’s mom, dad, sisters, teachers, animals, and most of all of Jon. They are lovely folks.”
— MICHELLE HOLLOW, PET NEWS AND VIEWS