What's New? The Zoo!: A Zippy History of Zoos by Kathleen KrullWhat's New? The Zoo!: A Zippy History of Zoos by Kathleen Krull

What's New? The Zoo!: A Zippy History of Zoos

byKathleen KrullIllustratorMarcellus Hall

Hardcover | June 24, 2014

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With kid-friendly facts, stylishly funny pictures, and animals galore, What's New? The Zoo! is history to roar for!

Did you know . . .

  • The first zoo was established 4,300 years ago in present-day Iraq?
  • Aztec King Montezuma II had such an incredible oollection of animals that it took 600 men and women to care for them?
  • Zoos were crucial in the development of scientific theories of classification and evolution?
  • 50 buffalo passed through Grand Central Station in 1907 on their way to the Bronx Zoo?

Kathleen Krull and Marcellus Hall bring jazzy style and a globe-trotting eye to our millennia-long history of keeping animals, and the ways animals have changed us in turn.

PW says that KATHLEEN KRULL "knows exactly how to captivate her audience" by combining historical particulars with "amusing anecdotes that put flesh and blood on dry literary bones." Her subjects range from music to science to sports, but her books are consistently smart and incredible fun to read. She lives in San Diego, California. ...
Title:What's New? The Zoo!: A Zippy History of ZoosFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11.29 × 9.39 × 0.34 inPublished:June 24, 2014Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545135710

ISBN - 13:9780545135719


Editorial Reviews

Praise for What's New? The Zoo!:* "The full-color ink and watercolor illustrations are rendered in a sketchy, elastic, cartoon style and feature a wonderful multicultural cast and playful moments for sharp-eyed readers to spot. This thoroughly researched title cites sources that include books and websites, making it ideal for browsing purposes or for school reports." -School Library Journal, starred review"Curious children will enjoy such an investigativecelebration." -Booklist"...There's plenty of interesting information here, balanced with lively details about pope-dousing elephants and celebrity giraffes, and the transformation of zoos from royal status symbols to their contemporary iteration is effectively conveyed." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"The art's spare, naïve style fits the brief-text format as the narrative moves briskly and chronologically through some highlights of zoo history, avoiding any controversial aspects. Kids of all ages will be left craving a trip to the zoo." -Publisher's Weekly"A romp through zoo history presented with pizzazz." -Kirkus