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

By Kathleen Krull   Illustrated by Marcellus Hall   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545135719 Hardcover
40 Pages | 9.39" x 11.29" | Ages 4 to 10

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 collection 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.