Friday, February 4, 2011

ZooBorns: The Newest, Cutest Animals from the World's Zoos and Aquariums


ZooBorns: The Newest, Cutest Animals from the World's Zoos and Aquariums
by Andrew Bleiman & Chris Eastland
Simon & Schuster, 2010. 160 pages. Nonfiction picture book.

Ok. This book could probably win "The Cutest Book Ever" award. I mean, just look at the cover! Each page in this small (6"x6") book is completely covered by the photograph of a brand new little baby animal. I would tell you which ones were the cutest to look at, but my list would be too long. With each picture is information about the animal including its name, the zoo where it was born, its species and whether or not it is endangered. However, the additional text, though fun to read, is not very enlightening. For example, the native habitat of a species is only sometimes mentioned. That being said, the photos will capture your heart. Take one look at Sawyer and Hoover, the baby Tawny Frogmouths, or Amani, the baby aardvark, and you will immediately forgive the inconsistency of information. This book will garner sweet ooohs and delightful aaahs from all ages and both genders.

1 comment:

BLT said...

Oh. My. Gosh. That is the CUTEST thing ever! What animal is that? I need it!