Rocky Ridge Refuge is animal sanctuary located in Arkansas and is home to animals of all kinds. Run by Janice Wolf, with the help of people who offer to transport animals for rescue and adoption, RRR takes in the toughest cases even when it seems like all hope has been lost. RRR also provides sanctuary for exotic animals, who are usually turned away at shelters due to unsuitable facilities for exotic species. At RRR, there is Cheesecake the capybara, Crouton the tortoise, Squatch the wallaby, and a whole host of other interesting critters The beautiful thing about these animals is that they all get along harmoniously despite their differences. Watermelon Party is based on a real event that happened at RRR. One July 4th, Janice put out a watermelon, and one by one the animals gathered around the watermelon, sharing in its juicy sweetness side by side, despite their differences in species and size. It is the perfect story of friendship, love, animal rescue, and good, old summertime fun There is also a bonus game of “Duck, duck, goose ” A little duckling rides in on the first animal. In each illustration, the duckling is sitting on a different animal, until the very end, when the duck lands on a surprised goose. The writing style is light and fun. The repetitive rhyming scheme will help children with their reading skills and learning action words.