The View at the Zoo

By Kathleen Long Bostrom; Guy Francis (Illustrator)
(GuidepostsBooks, Hardcover, 9780824956295, 32pp.)

Publication Date: April 2011

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Description
In this humorous twist on a visit to the zoo, just who has the more interesting view? As morning dawns, the zookeeper makes his rounds, exhorting the animals to wake up, comb their hair, and stand up straight. Soon their human visitors arrive, and the observations begin to flow: My, what silly things they do, all these creatures at the zoo. Walking on all kinds of feet, dancing to an inner beat. Babies riding on their backs, on their bellies, snug in sacks. Hear the silly sounds they speak, as they howl and squawk and shriek! But just who is talking about whom? With a clever twist of text and bright and festive illustrations, this picture book will have children begging for a trip to the zoo. Ages 4-8.



About the Author
Kathleen Long Bostrom is the author of dozens of books for children and adults. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Bostrom is currently co-Pastor of Wildwood Presbyterian Church in Grayslake, Illinois.

Guy Francis spends most of his time drawing, painting, and drawing some more. He has done a variety of illustration work in the children's market, including editorial and educational illustration, chapter books, and picture books. He freelances from his home in Provo, Utah, where his wife and four children are his own personal art critics and bring a healthy bit of chaos to the studio. Every now and then he gets out of the house and heads to the mountains with his family.
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