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At the Zoo

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee
by Phillip C. Stead Details
Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day--'Ah-choo!'--he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests.
If I Ran the Zoo
by Dr. Seuss Details
If Gerald McGrew ran the zoo, he'd let all the animals go and fill it with more unusual beasts--a ten-footed lion, an Elephant-Cat, a Mulligatawny, a Tufted Mazurka, and others.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear?
by Eric Martin Details
Zoo animals from polar bear to walrus make their distinctive sounds for each other, while children imitate the sounds for the zookeeper. Includes note to parents and teachers, and related activities.
Pssst!
by Adam Rex Details
The animals at the zoo have some unusual requests for a little girl who goes to visit.
Splat the Cat and the Cool School Trip
by Rob Scotton Details
When Splat the Cat and his class take a school trip to the zoo, all Splat wants is to see the penguins.
The Midnight Zoo
by Sonya Hartnett Details
Twelve-year-old Andrej, nine-year-old Tomas, and their baby sister Wilma flee their Romany encampment when it is attacked by Germans during World War II, and in an abandoned town they find a zoo where the animals tell their stories, helping the children understand what has become of their lives and what it means to be free.
The Mixed-Up Chameleon
by Eric Carle Details
A bored chameleon wishes it could be more like all the other animals it sees, but soon decides it would rather just be itself. Cutouts along the edges of the pages display various animals and colors.
The Secret Zoo
by Bryan Chick Details
When his sister disappears, Noah, along with their best friends, Ella and Richie, sneak into the neighborhood zoo and delve into the unknown world of the animals, where they discover a great secret that the zoo is protecting.
The View at the Zoo
by Katleen Bostrom Details
Illustrations and rhyming text provide a glimpse of a day at the zoo as experienced by the animals that live there.
When Lulu Went to the Zoo
by Andy Ellis Details
After learning that the zoo animals yearn to be free, four-year-old Lulu takes them home with her.
Zoo Ah-choooo
by Peter Mandel Details
On a sleepy Sunday at the zoo, all the animals suddenly begin to sneeze.
Zoo Girl
by Rebecca Elliott Details
Zoo girl has no family. In the children's home, she feels lost and alone. On a trip to the zoo, she is accidentally left behind. But the animals love herand when she's discovered snuggled in a cage with the tigers by the zoo keepers and brought back to the orphanage, she doesn't want to go. Thankfully, the keepers know when they first see her that they have found a daughter at last, and return shortly with adoption papers to take her home with them. Zoo girl has found her family at last! Written with just one or two words a page, this simple tale about finding one's place in life is sure to resonate with children everywhere.
Updated 11/25/2013
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