Did you know that National Zoo Keeper Week is here July 20-26? Just in time, we have a special giveaway to one of my readers that celebrates zoos as well as zoo keepers and their dedication to animal care, conservation and education.
The Zoo is Closed Today written by Evelyn Beilenson, illustrated by Anne Kennedy:
It was a warm sunny day, with not much to do. So Sue and John walked to the Kalamazoo.
But when John and Sue arrive at the zoo, they are in for a big surprise! What is wrong with all of the animals? From Edward the elephant to Marcel the monkey, the animals have tummy aches and toothaches, runny noses and sore throats. Pete the zookeeper can barely keep up with taking care of them and has to close the zoo. And the next day, John and Sue are in for an even bigger surprise! This charming tale, illustrated with humor and warmth, demonstrates the value of sweet friendship.
Another great book on this topic is the At The Zoo Scratch & Sketch: An Art Activity Book for Animal Lovers by Lee Nemmers, illustrated by Martha Day Zschock. This fun and easy Trace-Along art activity book allows budding artists (5 and up) to use the wooden drawing tool enclosed to trace the white outlines of favorite animals on black-coated scratch art pages. Kids will be delighted to see lions, tigers, bears, seals, and more come alive in swirls of colors and glittery foil! They can also use the sketch pages in the back to draw their own pictures of favorite animals!
One of my US readers will win a copy of The Zoo is Closed Today and At the Zoo Scratch & Sketch: An Art Activity Book for Animal Lovers (ARV $32). To enter, simply fill out the form below.
Disclosure: Thanks to the sponsor for providing the products for review and giveaway. All opinions are my own and this is not a compensated post.