Let's Go to the Zoo

An Illustrated Encyclopedia


About The Book

Let's Go to the Zoo invites little animal lovers to discover lots of interesting facts while exploring its vibrant pages—it's just like taking a trip to the zoo! 

This beautifully-illustrated visual encyclopedia allows young readers to take a virtual trip to the zoo. Follow the map to discover animals in their natural habitat. With facts that are unique and fascinating, there is always something to learn within these engaging pages. 

Did you know that the Koala sleeps 18 hours a day? That's seven more hours than a human child. And, one less than its neighbor, the sloth! Did you know the mighty lion is distantly related to a pet cat? They share many similarities! 

When little ones reach the middle of the book, an exciting double-gatefold invites them to meet even more animals… in a petting zoo!

Gakken Publishing is the largest publisher of children's educational books in Japan. For the first time, these sophisticated and exciting books are now available to parents, teachers, and caregivers in the United States.



About The Author

Naoko Kitamura, born in Toyko Japan, is a graphic designer and illustrator. Kitamura graduated from Tama Art University in Japan and majored in Ceramic Works. Her notable works include the poster designs and exhibition designs for zoos in Tokyo as well as illustrations and designs for advertising and books. She is currently an exclusive designer at Inokashira Park Zoo in Tokyo.

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