ABC ZooBorns!

Andrew Bleiman, Author, Chris Eastland, Author
Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland. S&S/Beach Lane, $12.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4424-4371-6
Reviewed on: 05/14/2012
Release date: 07/24/2012
Bleiman and Eastland introduce a new group of criminally cute baby zoo animals for each letter of the alphabet in a companion to 2010’s ZooBorns. Crisp, closeup photographs feature cheetahs, flamingos, marmosets, and sloths, among others, while lighthearted prose emphasizes the animals’ unique characteristics: “I is for impala. Our long legs are perfect for leaping. Let’s go for a run!” Extra points for a solid X entry: “X is for X-ray tetra. Attention, science students—my see-through body is very revealing.” Endnotes explore each animal in greater detail. Ages 2–up. (July)