ZooBorns!

Zoo Babies from Around the World

(Part of ZooBorns)
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About The Book

Pulled from the pages of the wildly popular ZooBorns blog, this picture book presents the most charming critters ever: baby animals, ranging from the adorable to the zany! Featuring full-color photographs on every page and a cozy text perfect for reading aloud, this book is bound to become a must-have for animal lovers of all ages.

About The Authors

Photograph © Chris Eastland

Andrew Bleiman is a lifelong animal nerd who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English Literature and a yet to be recognized minor in Baby Animalogy. He attributes his fascination with zoology and conservation to monthly childhood trips to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Lillian, and daughter, Avery.

Photograph © Joelle Brunet

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books (October 19, 2010)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442412729
  • Grades: P - 1
  • Ages: 2 - 6
  • Lexile ® AD580L

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Raves and Reviews

"If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then these stunning photographs starring precious animal tykes may be priceless. The range of real-life infants featured is extraordinary in its breadth, covering such unusual zoo or aquarium residents as the crowned sifaka and the tawny frogmouth. The captivating, clear photographs pose every cub, kit and so on at its most adorable."--Kirkus Reviews

"The engaging up-close-and-personal photos will draw children into the book, and the text and extras provide good factual material to satisfy curious readers."--School Library Journal

"Agonizingly adorable photographs of newborn animals steal the spotlight in this introduction to a baby fox, hyena, tiger, mongoose, and more.."--Publishers Weekly

"Cutest Book Ever!"--Wired.com

"Animal Babies Make Conservation Cute."

– The Seattle Times

"ZooBorns pulls off the difficult task of being cute and interesting for people of all ages while also being informative. Many books seek this lofty goal but most fail."--Seattle Post Intelligencer

Awards and Honors

  • Keystone to Reading Book Award Master List (PA)
  • ALA Quick Picks Nominee

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