{"id":6596220878927,"title":"You See A Zoo. I See . . .","handle":"you-see-a-zoo","description":"\u003ch6\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/michael-downs\" data-mce-href=\"\/pages\/michael-downs\"\u003eMichael Downs\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/maureen-obrien\" data-mce-href=\"\/pages\/maureen-obrien\"\u003eMaureen O'Brien\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAt the zoo, animals in action aren't always what they seem!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-sheets-value=\"{\u0026quot;1\u0026quot;:2,\u0026quot;2\u0026quot;:\u0026quot;At the zoo, animals in action aren't always what they seem!\\n \\n When you're at the zoo, do you see scary crocodiles? Chimpanzees being silly? Look again! A young narrator makes the rounds of a zoo, pointing out that animals have special reasons for doing what they do. The crocodile is protecting her babies, and the chimpanzees are learning by trying new things. Animals protect, play, bathe, and communicate in different ways. Even the zookeeper isn't just a zookeeper. . .she's the narrator's mom!\\n \\n A picture book that challenges kids to think beyond their first impressions--in a warm and eye-opening read perfect for storytime.\u0026quot;}\" data-sheets-userformat='{\"2\":16385,\"3\":{\"1\":0},\"17\":1}'\u003eWhen you're at the zoo, do you see scary crocodiles? Chimpanzees being silly? Look again! A young narrator makes the rounds of a zoo, pointing out that animals have special reasons for doing what they do. The crocodile is protecting her babies, and the chimpanzees are learning by trying new things. Animals protect, play, bathe, and communicate in different ways. Even the zookeeper isn't just a zookeeper. . .she's the narrator's mom!\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eA picture book that challenges kids to think beyond their first impressions in a warm and eye-opening read perfect for storytime.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/you-see-a-circus-i-see\" data-mce-href=\"\/products\/you-see-a-circus-i-see\"\u003eYou See A Circus, I See . . . \u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/family-pack\" data-mce-href=\"\/products\/family-pack\"\u003eFamily Pack\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/meet-the-meerkat\" data-mce-href=\"\/products\/meet-the-meerkat\"\u003eMeet the Meerkats\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/you-see-a-zoo-spread.jpg?v=1627409149\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" class=\"cvr-border-gray\" data-mce-style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"medium-cover\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/you-see-a-zoo-cover.jpg?v=1627409149\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"product-btn\" href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/you-see-a-zoo-cover-hires.jpg.zip?v=1627409149\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMichael Downs, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-sheets-userformat='{\"2\":1,\"3\":{\"1\":0}}' data-sheets-value=\"{\u0026quot;1\u0026quot;:2,\u0026quot;2\u0026quot;:\u0026quot;Mike Downs has written more than twenty-five books for children, including Pig Giggles and You See a Circus. 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Mike lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with his family.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/michael-downs\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Michael.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMaureen O'Brien, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMaureen O'Brien has a BFA and MFA in illustration and design. She specializes in corporate, editorial, and advertising illustration, as well as children's magazines. \u003cem\u003eYou See a Zoo. 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Even the zookeeper isn't just a zookeeper. . .she's the narrator's mom!\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eA picture book that challenges kids to think beyond their first impressions in a warm and eye-opening read perfect for storytime.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/you-see-a-circus-i-see\" data-mce-href=\"\/products\/you-see-a-circus-i-see\"\u003eYou See A Circus, I See . . . \u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/family-pack\" data-mce-href=\"\/products\/family-pack\"\u003eFamily Pack\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/meet-the-meerkat\" data-mce-href=\"\/products\/meet-the-meerkat\"\u003eMeet the Meerkats\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/you-see-a-zoo-spread.jpg?v=1627409149\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" class=\"cvr-border-gray\" data-mce-style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"medium-cover\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/you-see-a-zoo-cover.jpg?v=1627409149\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"product-btn\" href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/you-see-a-zoo-cover-hires.jpg.zip?v=1627409149\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMichael Downs, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-sheets-userformat='{\"2\":1,\"3\":{\"1\":0}}' data-sheets-value=\"{\u0026quot;1\u0026quot;:2,\u0026quot;2\u0026quot;:\u0026quot;Mike Downs has written more than twenty-five books for children, including Pig Giggles and You See a Circus. 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From elephants and bats to ostriches and crocodiles, there is no shortage of activity to witness. However, while typical zoo-goers observe one type of behavior, one very special visitor explains what is happening beneath the surface that links animals and humans together. This charming, rhyming picture book is well-suited to preschool-aged readers with a love of animals and the zoo. Built around rhyming couplets, the meter has a sing-song rhythm that makes it a joy to read aloud while encouraging young readers to anticipate the words that might be used next. Each featured animal receives two full spreads within the book; in the first, the narrator describes what the reader may see initially. In the second, the narrator describes what they see and how certain behaviors help animals to thrive. Illustrations dominate each page, and their watercolor hues paint a pleasantly realistic view of zoo creatures and their human visitors. These visuals will draw the eye of young readers even if they are not able to read the text independently. A plethora of detail is found in each image, from the colors and shading to the objects included, and readers will enjoy investigating them all with every reading of this book. Animals are not so different from humans, and this book helps to connect young readers to some of the similarities found within the animal kingdom. 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You See A Zoo. I See . . .


By: Michael Downs / Illustrated by: Maureen O'Brien

At the zoo, animals in action aren't always what they seem!

When you're at the zoo, do you see scary crocodiles? Chimpanzees being silly? Look again! A young narrator makes the rounds of a zoo, pointing out that animals have special reasons for doing what they do. The crocodile is protecting her babies, and the chimpanzees are learning by trying new things. Animals protect, play, bathe, and communicate in different ways. Even the zookeeper isn't just a zookeeper. . .she's the narrator's mom!

A picture book that challenges kids to think beyond their first impressions in a warm and eye-opening read perfect for storytime.

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Michael Downs, author

Mike Downs has written more than twenty-five books for children, including Pig Giggles and You See a Circus. I See. . . . Mike lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with his family.

Read more about Michael.


Maureen O'Brien, illustrator

Maureen O'Brien has a BFA and MFA in illustration and design. She specializes in corporate, editorial, and advertising illustration, as well as children's magazines. You See a Zoo. I See . . . is Maureen's first traditional picture book. 

Read more about Maureen.

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There is more to the zoo than meets the eye, and behind every animal action is a meaningful and familiar purpose. It is time to go to the zoo, and families of all shapes and sizes enter the grounds to observe their favorite creatures engaging with one another. From elephants and bats to ostriches and crocodiles, there is no shortage of activity to witness. However, while typical zoo-goers observe one type of behavior, one very special visitor explains what is happening beneath the surface that links animals and humans together. This charming, rhyming picture book is well-suited to preschool-aged readers with a love of animals and the zoo. Built around rhyming couplets, the meter has a sing-song rhythm that makes it a joy to read aloud while encouraging young readers to anticipate the words that might be used next. Each featured animal receives two full spreads within the book; in the first, the narrator describes what the reader may see initially. In the second, the narrator describes what they see and how certain behaviors help animals to thrive. Illustrations dominate each page, and their watercolor hues paint a pleasantly realistic view of zoo creatures and their human visitors. These visuals will draw the eye of young readers even if they are not able to read the text independently. A plethora of detail is found in each image, from the colors and shading to the objects included, and readers will enjoy investigating them all with every reading of this book. Animals are not so different from humans, and this book helps to connect young readers to some of the similarities found within the animal kingdom. This is an enjoyable addition to both library and read aloud collections for young readers.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-62354-099-9

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ISBN: 978-1-63289-855-5 EPUB

Ages: 3-7
Page count: 32
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