Life at the zoo The secret world of your favorite animals

Michael George, 1988-

Book - 2018

Provides a behind-the-scenes look at zoo animals and describes how zookeepers care for, train, and interact with the animals who live there.

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Children's Room j590.73/George Due Oct 21, 2022
Subjects
Genres
Instructional and educational works
Picture books
Published
New York : Sterling Children's Books [2018]
Language
English
Physical Description
24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
ISBN
9781454930891
1454930896
Main Author
Michael George, 1988- (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* "The smell of rotten is the sweet scent of life," Sanchez writes, after explaining—with only light smears of gross detail—the worthy work of dung beetles, fungi, bacteria, earthworms, sharks, vultures, and the teeming residents of the "Rotten Log Hotel." Young naturalists will relish the opportunity to learn about cadaverine and putrescene, along with the various processes and expediters of decomposition, and to venture into scientific frontiers with glimpses of recently discovered pollution-­eating fungi and of bacteria with a taste for certain plastics. Some of her "Rot It Yourself" suggestions for general observations or activities may need more unpacking (parents might take a dim view of heaping garbage in the yard to make a compost pile, for instance), but she offers a lively general overview to which Ford's informal scenes of wildlife in work clothes, great whites gathering around a picnic basket, and similar visual foolery add genial notes. Even readers who don't buy the claim that "decomposition can seem . . . almost magical" will come away appreciating how artfully nature moves in cycles. Grades 3-5. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Provides a behind-the-scenes look at zoo animals and describes how zookeepers care for, train, and interact with the animals that live there.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

This is the perfect book for every budding zoologist and animal-loving kid! Featuring illuminating photography and writing from Michael George, Life at the Zoo provides a precious glimpse inside the beloved institution. Children can meet the creatures who live there—and the people who care for them, too. They’ll have so much fun, they won’t even realize how much they’re learning!

Review by Publisher Summary 3

“Inviting, fascinating . . . animal-loving kids will be enthralled.” —Booklist (Starred review)Have you wondered what life at the zoo is really like? With breathtaking original images from a National Geographic photographer, this book gives a unique behind-the-scenes view.   This is the perfect book for every budding zoologist and animal-loving kid! Featuring illuminating photography and writing from Michael George, Life at the Zoo provides a precious glimpse inside the beloved institution. Children can meet the creatures who live there—and the people who care for them, too. They’ll have so much fun, they won’t even realize how much they’re learning!

Review by Publisher Summary 4

'Inviting, fascinating . . . animal-loving kids will be enthralled.' 'Booklist (Starred review)Have you wondered what life at the zoo is really like? With breathtaking original images from a National Geographic photographer, this book gives a unique behind-the-scenes view.   This is the perfect book for every budding zoologist and animal-loving kid! Featuring illuminating photography and writing from Michael George, Life at the Zoo provides a precious glimpse inside the beloved institution. Children can meet the creatures who live there'and the people who care for them, too. They'll have so much fun, they won't even realize how much they're learning!

Review by Publisher Summary 5

This is the perfect book for every budding zoologist and animal-loving kid! Featuring illuminating photography and writing from Michael George, Life at the Zoo provides a precious glimpse inside the beloved institution. Children can meet the creatures who live there'and the people who care for them, too. They'll have so much fun, they won't even realize how much they're learning!