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Out and about at the Zoo

Out and about at the Zoo

by Kathleen W. Deady, Anne McMullen (Illustrator), Larry Killmar (Other)

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Uses a field trip to the zoo to introduce various zoo animals, their habitats and recreation, and their care.


Uses a field trip to the zoo to introduce various zoo animals, their habitats and recreation, and their care.

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Children's Literature
Kids love field trips but they are not always possible or practical. This book offers a colorfully illustrated alternative beginning with a list of "things to find out" that helps to focus readers before the fictional field trip begins. This particular field trip takes place at Wildlife World where there are no cages but safe and natural habitats have instead been created for the animals. The habitats visited include the rainforest, the desert, Bear country and an Australian habitat. As readers travel through the zoo, they meet the zoo veterinarians who care for sick or injured animals, zookeepers and even the chefs who prepare a variety of meals. Written for the pre-K to first grade audience, this is a very simple introduction to what a student might expect to experience on an actual field trip. The only negative aspect to this otherwise well-written book is the addition of information in italic type on every two-page spread. The information, while relevant, could have just as easily been incorporated into the main body of text and therefore been less distracting to young readers. Adding to the overall usefulness of this book is a related activity (make your own zoo map), a Learn More list including books and Web sites, Fun Facts, an index and a Words to Know list. This is part of the "Out and About" series. 2003, Picture Window Books,
— Trina Heidt

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
Simply Science Series
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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