It's National Zoo Keeper Week - Enter To Win A Animal Inspired Giveaway That Is Completely Kid Approved





Peter Pauper Press invites you to celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week, July 20-26 and a chance to win two books that celebrate zoos as well as zoo keepers and their dedication to animal care, conservation and education.







The Zoo is Closed Today written by Evelyn Beilenson, illustrated by Anne Kennedy:

It was a warm sunny day
with not much to do.
So Sue and John walked
to the Kalamazoo.


But when John and Sue arrive at the zoo, they are in for a big surprise! What is wrong with all of the animals? From Edward the elephant to Marcel the monkey, the animals have tummy aches and toothaches, runny noses and sore throats. Pete the zookeeper can barely keep up with taking care of them and has to close the zoo. And the next day, John and Sue are in for an even bigger surprise! This charming tale, illustrated with humor and warmth, demonstrates the value of sweet friendship.

What a sweet book about two kids who head out for an exciting day at the zoo but find out that all the animals are sick with various aliments. 



We loved the illustrations and the sweet story of all the animals often humorous aliments. 

Zeke the zebra lies in the shade with the flu feeling black, white and blue. Or the elephant that gets nose drops through a garden hose. Come on that's cute and funny. My kids and I thoughts so anyway.

 
 Then there is....


At The Zoo Scratch & Sketch: An Art Activity Book for Animal Lovers by Lee Nemmers, illustrated by Martha Day Zschock

This fun and easy Trace-Along art activity book allows budding artists (5 and up) to use the wooden drawing tool enclosed to trace the white outlines of favorite animals on black-coated scratch art pages. Kids will be delighted to see lions, tigers, bears, seals, and more come alive in swirls of colors and glittery foil! They can also use the sketch pages in the back to draw their own pictures of favorite animals. At the Zoo Scratch & Sketch Art Activity Book includes a wooden stylus for drawing on black-coated paper to reveal glittering, gleaming colors beneath, wire-o-bound hardcover binding and 20 scratch off, 20 illustrated and 20 sketch pages. 

 What a fun book. Goddess took it out right away because she loved that she gets to use the wooden stylus to scrap away at reveal some awesome colorful pics of some of her favorite animals. Each page has a picture to be scratched off, some interesting facts and 20 sketch pages.
 


I have to admit, I found it fun revealing the glitter pages beneath.

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Both books are wonderful but we really loved the idea of the Scratch and Sketch. Perfect for road trips, plane trips, camping or visits to relatives where kids could use a diversion for boredom.  No mess and the stylus comes with it. 

If you think your little ones will love these books as much as mine do, please enter for a chance to win both thanks to Peter Pauper Press.
 

Disclaimer: We received a complimentary copy for our honest opinion. No compensation was received.

18 comments:

moushka said...

My daughters would most enjoy the scratch and sketch!

rj7777 said...

I think my grandson would like the zoo is closed today. He is 3 years old. Rita Spratlen

Ken Ohl said...

my niece would love the zoo is closed today. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

amanda whitley said...

my kids would love the scratch and sketch book.

Terri said...

My granddaughter would love the At the Zoo Scratch and Sketch Book where she can have fun revealing animals and fun facts.

bison61 said...

my granddaughter would love the At the Zoo Scratch & Sketch Art Activity Book because of the facts and sketch pages

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Anonymous said...

They would love the scratch and sketch book because they like to draw.
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Rochel S said...

My son would love the scratch and sketch book. He loves to draw!

mrsshukra said...

She would enjoy The Zoo is Closed Today, she loves the zoo!

Jennifer T. said...

My daughter is a little artist so I'm sure she'd enjoy the Scratch and Sketch book.

Matt Haney said...

At The Zoo Scratch & Sketch becasue she loves drawing!

jakiesmom said...

My son would like the zoo is closed today because he enjoys reading

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

My son would love the Zoo is closed book because he loves me to read stories to him.

Cassandra Eastman said...

My daughter would love "the Zoo is closed today" because she loves for me to read books with animals to her, and my son would love At The Zoo Scratch & Sketch: An Art Activity Book for Animal Lovers because he loves to doodle!

KV H said...

My niece would like the At the Zoo scratch & sketch because she likes to draw.

Renee said...

We have seen then Scratch and Sketch in stores--she really wanted me to buy it then!

anne marie Carter said...

My grandson will love the "Zoo is Closed today" book because he loves to read about animals.

Natasha Chapman said...

The Scratch and Sketch book is amazing for travel- I've purchased a few in the past but have never seen this one!

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