Monday, July 14, 2014

What's New? The Zoo!

 Cover image for What's new? the zoo! : a zippy history of zoos
What's New? The Zoo!
by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Marcellus Hall
Arthur A. Levine, 2014. Unpaged Nonfiction

It is so fun to go to the zoo but have you ever wondered how zoos got started?  This accessible and entertaining nonfiction follows the history of zoos from Ancient Sumeria to the present.  Krull is a veteran nonfiction writer and she knows just how much interesting facts and information to include to keep the reader engaged. The zoos featured are from around the world, and Krull chronicles how the role of zoos changed through history.  The book is illustrated with child friendly watercolor artwork that highlights important information from the text. This is a great choice to read before your next zoo field trip.

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