Construction Zoo (Hardcover)

By Jennifer Thorne, Susie Hammer (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807512821, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
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It’s a quiet morning at the zoo, until some strange new creatures roll in—trucks and bulldozers and wrecking balls! They’re tumbling, digging, and roaring alongside the animals. Giraffe, rhino, the monkeys, and the tigers watch the new creatures and, soon, are playing with their new friends. It's party time at the Construction Zoo! But…what happens when the construction is over? Will the party be over, too? The clever rhyming text and simple, bold art will appeal to both kids and their parents.

About the Author

Jennifer Thorne has a BFA in Drama from NYC-Tisch and enjoys studying classical voice, learning languages, and traveling the world. She is the author of the young adult novels The Inside of Out and The Wrong Side of Right.Susie Hammer is a freelance illustrator and graphic artist from Poland.

Praise For Construction Zoo

"The hitherto-unseen alliance of dual toddler obsessions comes together at last. Its bounce makes this ideal storytime fare, and it rhymes perfectly….consider this a one-stop shopping source when zoo and construction needs must be simultaneously met." —Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will love seeing animals and vehicles juxtaposed throughout... A great read-aloud." —Booklist