What's New at the Zoo? by Betty Comden

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The zoo is overloaded! The population has exploded! And the animals want out—NOW! What’s New at the Zoo? (from the hit Broadway show Do Re Mi) perfectly captures the grumblings and rumblings of all the animals, and kids will delight in the hilarious lift-the-flap surprises of acclaimed illustrator Travis Foster’s spot-on comic creations. Includes an introduction by Tony-Award-winning actress, Phyllis Newman, who was married to Green until his death in 2002.

About Betty Comden

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Adolph Green and Betty Comden wrote lyrics for many of the most succesful songs in Broadway and Hollywood history. They were winnners of multiple Tony Awards, were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1980, and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1981. The author lives in New York, NY.Travis Foster studied at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL., where he graduated with a degree in illustration. Travis's work has been seen on magazine covers, posters, greeting cards, book jackets, and in toy designs. His clients include Target, Disney, Amazon, Sony and The Wall Street Journal. Travis lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and four children.
Published September 13, 2011 by Blue Apple Books. 36 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Foster's ingenious illustrations feature antic cartoonish animals in an explosion of color against a background of gray lines wildly depicting other animals, for a 3-D, retro effect.

Aug 31 2011 | Read Full Review of What's New at the Zoo?

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Actress Phyllis Newman provides an introduction and afterword to this spirited picture book, based on the lyrics of a song written by Newman’s late husband, Green, and his longtime collaborator, Comden, for the 1960 Broadway musical Do Re Mi.

Aug 08 2011 | Read Full Review of What's New at the Zoo?

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