Moon Zoo by Carol Ann Duffy

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Synopsis

A lunar landscape is the setting for a very special zoo where elephants' "trunks are telescopes probing space, pointing up at the Earth's blue face" and baboons "jump twenty feet into outer space and flash their bottoms at the human race!"

The moon tiger scratches at shooting stars, polar bears float down from their mountain for starfish and salad, and the zookeeper, of course, is an alien, complete with eight bright green hands. Lyrical, humorous verses illuminate an entrancing world that is both familiar and strange, while soft-toned, wonderfully strange illustrations capture the eerie beauty of the moon zoo.

 

About Carol Ann Duffy

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Carol Ann Duffy is a poet who has won the Forward Prize, the T. S. Eliot Prize, and the Whitbread Prize, and was appointed Britain's poet laureate in 2009. Her other children's books include I Wouldn't Thank You for a Valentine, The Princess's Blankets, and The Tear Thief. Joel Stewart is the author and illustrator of Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie.
 
Published February 20, 2004 by Macmillan Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction