ZigZag ZooBorns! (Hardcover)
Zoo Baby Colors and Patterns
Beach Lane Books, 9781481431057, 40pp.
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
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Calling all animal enthusiasts! It’s time to learn about colors and patterns with a crew of irresistible zoo babies. Featuring adorable animal photos, a zippy text, and a fact-filled glossary, this just might be the cutest concept book ever to hit the shelves!
About the Author
Chris Eastland is a classically trained artist and freelance designer who studied and taught at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy. Chris was formerly the Photography Editor for Quest Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his girlfriend, Emilie, their cat Georgie, and their dog Holden.
Praise For ZigZag ZooBorns!: Zoo Baby Colors and Patterns…
— Kirkus Reviews
Though people of all ages love looking at baby animals, this ZooBorns title targets the youngest set by using adorable photos of baby animals from zoos around the globe to introduce the concepts of colors and patterns. Many of the 17 vulnerable and endangered species will be familiar, such as the giraffe and tiger babies, while a few lesser-known animals, like the tamarin or tapir, may be new to children; but all the baby animals are sure to delight readers of any age. Double-page spreads consist of a high-quality, fullpage photograph of the animal and two to four sentences of large text on the facing page. The text includes a salutation to the animal or set of animals, a physical description, and some basic information on the creature(s). Color and pattern words are highlighted and presented in an even larger font. For instance, Orys, a baby rhino, has “bumpy gray” skin that protects him from sunburn. Concluding pages provide more details on the animals, including their home zoo and conservation status. — Angela Leeper
— Booklist Online