What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo by Grace Millsaps

What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo

Written by Grace Millsaps
Illustrated by


What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo by Grace Millsaps

Ever wonder why the animals at the zoo are always so sleepy? What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo will answer your questions once and for all. When Renee asks her father why the zoo animals are snoozing all day, he dreams up an elaborate answer. At night, the monkeys steal the zookeeper's keys, and all of the animals come out of their cages to dance, eat, and play. Rhinos rock out. Alligators stroll under limbo polls. Elephants pound the piano. Pelicans cater. By the time the visitors arrive in the morning, the animals are all tuckered out. Renee doesn't believe her father's tale, but dads have a way of being right about these things. This fantastic story captures the culture and charm of the New Orleans and its beloved zoo with rich illustrations and playful rhyme.


A whimsical, fantastical tale.

This book has beautifully detailed illustrations and off-the-charts imagination. Indiegogo

A whimsical, fantastical tale. The Times-Picayune

About the Author

Grace Millsaps is a former preschool and elementary school teacher. In her spare time, she writes poetry and performs improv comedy.

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Book Info


40 pages


Grace Millsaps
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The Sleepy Animals LLC

Publication date

1st July 2013



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