Maestro Stu Saves the Zoo by Denise Brennah-Nelson

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Since he was knee-high to a grasshopper, little Stu's favorite place to visit was the nearby zoo. He was there so often that even the animals recognized him. The animals' sounds, from the coos and the snorts, and the squeaks and bellows, and the brays and the whistles, were music to his ears. His mother called it a symphony. Stu loved to pretend to be a conductor when he listened to the animals.

But now there is trouble brewing at the zoo. A man wants to take it over and turn it into something else, gretting rid of the animals.

When the animals learn of his plan, they want to take action. But no one has any ideas. No one but Stu.

Young readers will enjoy seeing how Stu steps in to rally the animals to save their beloved zoo.

About Denise Brennah-Nelson

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TIM BOWERS is the illustrator of One Wide Sky by Deborah Wiles and the Little Whistle series. For more than twenty years he also has been a professional illustrator of textbooks, magazines, greeting cards, and many other novelty items. He lives in Granville, Ohio.
Published June 1, 2013 by Sleeping Bear Press. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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This is the most droll part of the book, with the polar bear “coming apart at the seams.” “Pull yourself together,” instructs the rhino, while the tiger admonishes the slothful sloth to “get your head out of the clouds!” Here readers begin to appreciate that there has been an overarching other-in...

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"Maestro Stu Saves the Zoo" by Denise Brennan-Nelson and illustrated by Tim Bowers is a picture book that can be read over and over.

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