My First Book of Zoo Animals by Mike Unwin


My First Book of Zoo Animals by Mike Unwin

From amazing apes to fearsome lions, see what you can find as you turn the page and take a journey round the zoo. This fantastic introduction to zoo animals will delight every child with its engaging question-and-answer format. Features a large variety of fun facts and detailed illustrations.


I like the way this book is written - the child is directly involved as the book takes the reader around the zoo...There are plenty of fun facts and the detailed illustrations add to the value of the content. -- Sarah Brew

About the Author

Mike Unwin

Mike Unwin is a freelance writer, editor and illustrator with 12 years' experience in natural history publishing. In 2000 he won the BBC Wildlife travel-writing competition. His children's titles include the bestselling RSPB My First Book of Garden Birds.

Q & A with Mike Unwin

What is your favourite species of bird, and what are its characteristics?

Where is your favourite birding destination and why?

How did you first become interested in birds and how long have you been a birder?
Birds have been a passion for as long as I can remember. I was certainly already hooked by the age of six (when I remember seeing a Golden Eagle on a family holiday to Scotland). Of course it helped that my family were keen, so we had bird books in the house, fed birds in the garden and looked out for birds on holiday. And my granny gave me her old binoculars, which lasted me for years (though only one eyepiece worked). For me, birds always went hand in hand with drawing — I wanted to draw whatever I saw, and wanted to see whatever I drew. And it’s not only birds: I like all other wildlife too, especially snakes and cats.

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Book Info


48 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

14th August 2014



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