My Visit to the Zoo by Aliki
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Welcome to the Zoo...

How would you like to travel from a tropical rain forest to the African plains, and down into a deep canyon all in one day? Then get ready for a wild trip to the zoo and up close look at all kinds of animals! See snow leopards lurking on a ledge, zebras and ostriches running across the open plains, and a tiger splashing in a stream. Find out everything--from what elephants roll in after their baths to which bird might laugh at your jokes. Come take a visit to an amazing zoo!

Imagine traveling from a lush tropical rain forest, to a deep and
mysterious canyon, to the wide-open African plains—all in one day! In this tour of a modern-day zoo, visitors get to see how animals really live. They’ll learn everything from what elephants like to roll around in after their baths to what’s being done to preserve wildlife. Written and illustrated by the inimitable Aliki, this successor to the highly popular titles My Visit to the Dinosaurs and My Visit to the Aquarium is one of the best ways ever for a young child to visit the zoo.

‘Aliki’s accessible text and lush illustrations bring the animal world to life.’ —School Library Journal

‘A fine picture book.’ —Kirkus Reviews

 

About Aliki

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Aliki has written and illustrated many books, both fiction and nonfiction, loved by readers throughout the world. The books were inspired by a word, an experience, or the desire to find out. Aliki says, "I'm not so great at pushing buttons, but I know things happen when you do." Aliki lives in London, England.
 
Published August 16, 1997 by HarperCollins. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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She's been to other zoos where the animals seemed sad, but this zoo is different--the animals move about freely in naturalistic habitats.

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This fact-packed book's opening lines (I didn't really want to visit the zoo. I had been to one that made me feel sad) set Aliki's (My Visit to the Aquarium) direct and responsible tone as she lea

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A-fish-ionados of big-city aquariums will recognize familiar watery environments within these splendidly illustrated pages.

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PW called this companion to My Visit to the Aquarium ""a lively learning expedition."" Ages 4-up.

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The animals are rendered in varying degrees of detail: some are stunning likenesses (such as the lowland gorilla or orangutans), while others are stiff and less convincing (e.g., the cheetah or petting zoo animals).

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