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ZooBorns by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland

Published by Simon & Schuster

Pages: 160

Ages: All

Publishers Summary: ZooBorns showcases the newest and cutest animal babies from accredited zoos and aquariums around the world. With interesting animal facts and background stories on the featured babies, ZooBorns illustrates the connections between zoo births and conservation initiatives in the wild.

Littlebug Speaks Up: “‘Phant! Did you know my absolute most favoritest animal in the whole world, besides cows, are ‘phants? They are the very very best! They are super funny with their really long noses and they don’t have hair. Isn’t that funny? But you know what? Baby ‘phants do have hair! And they are super cute! My mom even found this really fun video to watch with the book of the ‘phant and his momma, just look!…

“Isn’t that so fun?! I asked my mom if we could get one soon and bring it home, but she said that wouldn’t be a good idea. That maybe we could go visit one at a zoo like the book talks about. That sounds good to me, but I think I might want to stay for awhile! ‘Specially if all the animals are as cuddly as the ones in this book. You really should read it! It’s one of my favorites!”

Mom’s Two Cents: “Baby elephants to chimps to penguins to zebras and more and more. ZooBorns is an image rich book filled with endless information on the world’s smallest (and sometimes large) animals. With facts about where they’re from, if they’re endangered, where they were born and often special stories about a certain animal’s species or birth story. ZooBorns is perfect for readers of every age level, especially those that are young at heart.

“This book has truly been a delight in our home. From the moment it arrived I began to look over it with both the Turkeybird and Littlebug a few pages at a time. They’ve absolutely loved it, but Littlebug even more so. She’s definitely more of an animal gal. One of the more enjoyable parts about the book is being able to explain to them the stories that accompany many of the animals, like this one for the baby Crowned Sifaka named Tahina…

“With her mother unable to care for her, tiny Tahina relied on zookeepers for nourishment and a stuffed teddy bear for comfort.

“Crowned sifaka lemurs are found only in Madagascar, and their survival is threatened by deforestation. Less than 1,000 remain in the wild.” p.55 ZooBorns

“I was able to share with them the stories of these incredible animals, what they could do to help and how one day they may be able to visit them in person. It’s been extremely enjoyable. Obviously you might have already guessed Littlebug’s favorite animal was the elephant, but it was even before the book (she’s just a gal who loves elephants, who knew?). The Turkeybird on the other hand loved the Green Turtles with their dark shells, he said he’d like to visit the aquarium
again to touch one. We’ll see if he actually does.

“Overall, I feel like ZooBorns was an extremely enjoyable read. It’s not a book I’d necessarily finish in a single setting, but over a period of a few days – especially with children. Kiddos will love getting to know all the different animals that are out there, in they’re ‘just born’ stage, and adults will also love the images throughout the book. This could easily make it’s way into the home of someone who appreciates great photography as well as the world around us, making it a fantastic coffee table book. But for my purposes it was fantastic! One I will pick up again and again with the kiddos, especially as we venture to the zoo and other environments to help explain & describe the world around them. A beautiful book for animal lovers of all ages!”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages…ALL! Who doesn’t need a dose of cuteness from time to time? Not only educational, but entirely enjoyable for all ages.

Take a Look!

There were some really neat things I found while researching about the book I thought I’d share…

ZooBorns Blog
ZooBorns on Twitter (Daily dose of cuteness!)
Free iPhone App
Free Android App

Oh, and if you need a really good laugh, take a look here…
ZooBorns endorsed Cake Wrecks appearance.

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10 Responses to Book Review: ZooBorns by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland

  1. Gina says:

    Oh I’ve seen that cover before…and LOVED it! It is just so cute and a whole book in which little guys like this are featured, what could be better. Great share….happy reading!

  2. This sounds so so so good. Great post!

  3. Shelly Burns says:

    I just love the cute little guy on the cover!

  4. I worked at our local zoo for two years. Nothing gets people more excited than zoo babies. We had baby penguins, baby jaguars, and baby capybaras while I worked there. It was an awesome experience to see them grow up.

  5. What a super cute idea for a book! 🙂

    Plus love Littlebug saying “Phant!”

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