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Zoo Day

Zoo Day

by John Brennan, Leonie Keaney

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Zoo day starts at dawn in the Melbourne Zoo in Australia, with twittering birds, the roar of a lion, the faraway trumpeting of elephants. The book of photos with brief text is laid on a black background, with white type. A clock revealing the passing of the day's hours provides unity, while the photographs show animals in their settings and the keepers in their routines. Among the unusual specimens pictured are an albino western diamondback rattlesnake, a wombat and a spider monkey. But most of the book presents the usual run of elephants, kangaroos, seals and bears. Colorful photos and a clever format provide plenty of child appeal. Ages 4-8. (Aug.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-- Originally published in Australia, Zoo Day attempts to show an average day at a zoo. Photographed in full color at the Melbourne Zoo, it is reminiscent of much of Tana Hoban's work. On each page a clock shows the time, and animals do something vaguely in keeping with the time of day. This device seems superfluous since many of the activities could occur at any time. Often the photographs are not entirely in line with the text, and children are sure to ask about the missing items or animals. The photographs are standard, high-quality animal photos dramatized by black borders and white print. None are, however, unusual or exceptional. There is nothing here which makes this stand above other works on this familiar topic. --Eva Elisabeth Von Ancken, Trinity Pawling School, NY

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Lerner Publishing Group
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4 - 7 Years

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