Reading Our class novel

As a class we read the novel best mate by michael morpurgo.
The best thing about this book was that in the end paty wack saw patrick again but patrick did not know that it was best mate. A question i have for the author is. Why are your books about animals?
i am feeling happy to start reading the BFG

intergrated learning term 2

 Our new focus is on animals and habitats. A question is ...''
how can elephants swim when they are so so fat?