The Zoo Box by Aron Nels Steinke


The Zoo Box by Aron Nels Steinke

It's magic and mayhem for two kids who open a mysterious box...and unleash an entire zoo's worth of animals! After Erika and Patrick's parents leave them home alone for the night, they head straight to the attic to explore. When they open a mysterious box, hundreds of animals come pouring out! Soon the town is awash in more and more zoo animals, until Erika and Patrick discover that the tables have been turned...and the animals now run a zoo full of humans!


In this graphic-novel/picture-book hybrid, two siblings open a forbidden box and must use courage and ingenuity to escape what comes out of the package . . . Outrageous adventure. BCCB . . . bright colors, bold figures, and easy-reading text in the word balloons make this book great fun for new readers, who will thrill to the chase as Erika and Patrick try to find their way home before their parents return. Booklist Filled with brightly colored illustrations and nicely spaced speech bubbles, the book is easy to read and highly visually appealing. A terrific choice for new readers who gravitate to graphic novels but aren't quite ready for most of them yet. School Library Journal The zoo comes to two unsuspecting children when they discover a magical, mysterious box. Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Ariel Cohn and Aron Nels Steinke live in Portland, Oregon, with their son, Marlen, and their three rambunctious cats. Apart from dreaming up stories for children, Ariel is a trained Montessori preschool teacher and metalsmith. Aron is a second and third grade teacher by day and cartoonist by night. All summer long you will find them in the forests of Oregon, eating wild berries and jumping in waterfalls! Their graphic novel The Zoo Box was published by First Second.

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48 pages


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Publication date

19th August 2014



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