The Zoomers' Handbook

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

This is not a handbook for farmers. Farmers look after chickens, cows, and pigs. Anyone can do that. This is not a handbook for zookeepers. Zookeepers look after monkeys, elephants, and lions. That’s easy. This is a handbook for zoomers. Zoomers look after very special beasts…. Discover the secret of the shiger’s stripy wool, the challenges of owning a loyal but gigantic dogephant, and the special skills of the super-fast horsodile in this mind-bending, creature-blending book. What wacky mixed-up animals can you imagine?

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2016
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-04-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002270, JUV051000, JUV006000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 11
Lexile 480
Features Original artwork and Reviewed



“Kids will get a kick out of these animal mash-ups . . . [and] have fun identifying the two animals that make up each specimen. . . . The large-scale format and opportunities for participation make this a nice choice for a silly storytime.”—Booklist

Author: Ana de Moraes

Ana de Moraes is an incurable storyteller and a creative director at the BBC. She lives in London with her husband Thiago and their young son.

Illustrator: Thiago de Moraes

Thiago de Moraes grew up obsessed with drawing and would doodle on anything―even his exam papers. Thiago has won major awards for his illustration work in advertising. He lives in London with his wife and son.