My Family Is a Zoo (Hardcover)

By K. A. Gerrard, Emma Dodd (Illustrator)

Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781619638518, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2016

List Price: 16.99*
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Everyone in my family has a special friend!

My daddy has an elephant.
My grandma has a bunny.
My cousin has a kangaroo.
And me? I have a bear!

Pile in with the whole family--and more than a few of their favorite animals--for a special car ride. With loving hugs and furry cuddles on every page, and a heartwarming surprise from Mommy at the end, this is one family trip you won't want to miss!

About the Author

Kelly (K. A.) Gerrard was born and raised in Southern California, and moved to Great Britain in 1989. Her experience serving Super Safari sundaes to tourists at the San Diego Zoo inspired her to write My Family is a Zoo. When not writing, Kelly enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and their dog, Ruby.

Emma Dodd is the acclaimed author and illustrator of Dog's Colorful Day, I Am Small, and many other books for children. She is the illustrator of numerous others, including I Love My Mommy, written by Giles Andreae. She lives in Surrey, England, with her husband, two children, several chickens, and their beloved, occasional hat-wearing Jack Russell terrier, Buzz.

Praise For My Family Is a Zoo

"Illustrations reflect the journey around the city to pick up family members, offering clues about both the people and animals. This book presents opportunities to talk about communities and relationships. Recommended." - School Library Connection

"Large, colorful illustrations are perfectly suited to group sharing. This is a road trip that many will want to take." - School Library Journal

“Dodd's characters and objects fill the page, giving the reader a sense of intimacy. . . . Truly perfect for little ones.” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews on I LOVE MY MOMMY, illustrated by Emma Dodd

“The bold spreads . . . are truly dramatic. . . . Perfect to read aloud to groups.” —starred review, Booklist on I DON'T WANT A COOL CAT, by Emma Dodd

“With elephant books, the laughs seem to take care of themselves. . . . Or does Dodd just make it look easy? . . . Like Cinderelephant's huge slipper, subject and story are an unlikely but delightful fit.” —The New York Times on CINDERELEPHANT, by Emma Dodd

“[This] sweet picture book feature[s] minimal text and playful tones. [It's] certain to find a happy home of shelves everywhere and would make [a] perfect cozy lap-sit stor[y].” —School Library Journal on ALWAYS, by Emma Dodd

“Giggles are guaranteed.” —Booklist on WHAT PET TO GET?, by Emma Dodd