Bet you don't know the name of Bambi's mate. (Wait a minute. Bambi had a . . . ?) And you may not recall what a certain tiger, Mowgli's archenemy in The Jungle Book, called himself, or why Odysseus' dog made him cry. Your memory of these fictional creatures will be refreshed by a dip into this appealing application of 48 questions and answers, but there are real-life animals here too: the Muscovite mutt who helped to kick off the US/USSR space race; the last of the Tasmanian tigers; the three big cats that held down jobs as MGM Studios' bellowing logo lion.
Packed with the arcana of cultural and natural history, literature, and pop culture, From Koko to Toto is equally satisfying as the focus of a rowdy pub-or-parlor quiz game or as a quiet diversion for the solitary reader.