At the city zoo in Rio lives a gorilla named Steve. Steve loves listening to music on the radio with his best friend, Antonio, the zookeeper. When Antonio leaves for the day, Steve feels the quiet of the night and lifts up the latch of his cage to escape and look for his friend. Luckily, he finds a big yellow hat at the tram stop to wear as the perfect disguise. But his adventure turns out to be bigger than he planned, because it’s Carnival time in Rio! Fireworks and dancers, drums and tambourines, samba whistles and trombones.
The wonder and variety of various zoo animals is explored in this book as full of questions as Kipling’s Elephant’s Child. From an elephant to a peacock, a rhinoceros to a flamingo, an inquisitive child and his grandfather visit and ponder each animal.
THE BEST SICK DAY EVER and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut. Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it’s time they returned the favor.
A hilarious picture book about the most engaging runaway in zoo history. Seizing an opportunity, Marvin, a friendly ape, decides to explore the world outside his cage and finds it delightful. As in Mark Buehner’s first two books, The Adventures of Taxi Dog and Maxi, the Hero, sharp-eyed young readers will discover myriad little cats hidden in the artwork all following Marvin’s adventures.
“In 1971 we wrote A Lion Called Christian, the story of a lion from London who returned to Africa. Forty years later, the Internet’s YouTube has introduced a new world audience to Christian.” —Ace Bourke and John RendallThrough many previously unseen photographs, this picture book follows Christian as he grew from a tiny ball of fur into a majestic lion. Here is the incredible story of the remarkable journey to take Christian back to the wild.
When Jan Ormerod takes a family to the zoo, they sing “hi-de-hi-de-ho, the elephant is so slow.” They see a pelican yawn. They laugh at an orangutan in a paper bag. But in the end, what they like best isn’t a zoo animal at all. It’s the simple, special sight of sparrows building a nest. The glowing illustrations make a trip to the zoo something to be remembered. Full-color illustrations.