Welcome to Smarter Than Jack

SMARTER than JACK started with a series of books. Our goal from the start has been to entertain people the world over with stories about amazing animals, and to raise funds for animal welfare organisations. We want to make people look at animals a little differently - and to celebrate the animals that they share their lives with. Read the story of how SMARTER than JACK  came about

Read stories

Read stories that have been submitted to our website by visitors, vote on their stories and post comments.

- click here to read the stories!

Submit a story

Submit your story about an animal - it may even be included in our next book!

- click here to submit a story

Our books

We have a great collection of books that are wonderful as gifts and are loved by all ages.

- browse our book collection

10% to animals

Buy a book through our secure website, and we'll donate 10% to charity!

- click here to read more

Official Partners

 To see our other affiliated charities go here.

So far the SMARTER than JACK series has raised over NZ$450,000 to help animals around the world!



Latest News  

13 April, 2015.  Pleace click here to read what is happening at SMARTER than JACK.

SMARTER than JACK photo competition

 Submited by Catherine B  -  9 August 2011

 SloMo the Golden Apple Snail enjoys catching up on some reading with Smarter than Jack's 'Smartest Pets' book.


 Oh no! .......SlowMo just read the story 'My Pet Mussel' on page 36 and has decided to hide.




Pearl, the SMARTER than JACK Cat cannot decide between 'Rescued!' or 'Heroic Animals' !  Read more.