Book Review: ZooBorns by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland


My oldest son, Patrick, is a fact lover.  He devours with great fervor any informative books on space, sea, and animals.  I was tickled then to receive the latest copies of Simon & Schuster’s ZooBorns: two books on the cutest, cuddliest fury things found in zoos and aquariums around the world.

Not only are the books educational (they are filled with tidbits of fun facts on all types of creatures) and entertaining (who doesn’t melt at the sight of infant twin Bengal tigers with piercing blue eyes?), the kids and I loved the visually stunning photos. The pictures are works of art that highlight fury friends in danger of extinction.  As soon as we read the books, my son begged me to bring them to school to share with his teacher.

Perfect for either home or classroom, the books are based on the popular website which tracks the birth and progress of these endangered babies.  I love that a teacher or a mom could supplement the terrific, informative books with the additional on-line resource.

I highly recommend these treasure troves as the perfect holiday gift for your favorite kid or teacher: Zooborns for All Ages  and Zooborns! for Young Children.  Need another incentive?  10% of all book revenue goes directly to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Conservation Endowment Fund.

Copyright 2010 Colleen Duggan


About Author

Colleen Duggan is the author of Good Enough Is Good Enough: Confessions Of An Imperfect Catholic Mom, published by Ave Maria Press. She is a Catholic writer, teacher and speaker whose work has appeared in Catholic Digest, Creative Catechist,, Aleteia, and Integrated Catholic Life.

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