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What Do You Do If You Work at the Zoo?

Steve Jenkins, Robin Page


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From Caldecott Honorwinning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page comes an early introduction to one of young readers favorite places: the zoo!

Going to the zoo is so exciting! You might see penguins swimming underwater, snakes sunning in the reptile house, or giraffes eating leaves out of high trees. You might even see people at the zoo, ones just like you! But what do those people do?

Caldecott Honor–winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page introduce young readers to the people who keep zoo animals safe, healthy, and happy, even though they aren’t in the wild habitats they’ve evolved for. From cuddling a baby kangaroo to trimming elephant toenails to playing soccer with a rhino, zookeepers work hard and do some pretty wacky things to take care of the incredible animals we see.

So, what would you do if you were in the zookeeper’s shoes? Turn the page and find out!

Praise For What Do You Do If You Work at the Zoo?

"Delightful fare for animal lovers."—Kirkus 

"Caldecott Honor Book collaborators Jenkins and Page describe some of the many tasks of zookeepers in this latest offering.... Clever, engaging, and always informative, this will be welcomed by animal-lovers and fans of this duo." —​Booklist

"Textured collage illustrations bring the animals to life and create a sense of authenticity.... Young readers will learn about an underrepresented profession in this title, which also encourages a love of animals." —School Library Journal

Clarion Books, 9780544387591, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2020

About the Author

Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor–winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page.

Robin Page lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and collaborator, Steve Jenkins. She has worked on numerous bestselling and award winning titles, including Caldecott Honoree What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?. Along with writing and illustrating children’s books, Steve and Robin run a graphic design studio.