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A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead
Zookeeper Amos McGee always makes time to visit his friends who live at the zoo until the day he stays home because he is sick.
Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park
Xander’s plan to host a panda party falls through, since he is the only panda at the zoo, but when he extends the invitation to all of the bears, complications ensue. Includes author’s note on the wonders of the animal kingdom and the international effort to save pandas from extinction.
Wild About Books by Judy Sierra
A librarian named Mavis McGrew introduces the animals in the zoo to the joy of reading when she drives her bookmobile to the zoo by mistake.
Fraidyzoo by Thyra Heder
Little T remembers that she was frightened last time her family visited the zoo but not why, so her creative family helps by imitating animals from A to Z until she recalls exactly what caused her fear.
My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Depicts in rhyming text how love can be many different things, such as eager as a beaver, steady as a yak, or silly as a seal.
Use these instructions and templates from HarperCollins to recreate Michael Hall’s adorable heart-moose and heart-beaver at home!