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Colo’s Story: The Life of One Grand Gorilla

by Nancy Roe Pimm; foreword by “Jungle” Jack Hanna
 
When Colo was born unexpectedly on the cold concrete floor of the zoo on December 22, 1956, the book, How to Raise a Baby Gorilla didn’t exist. “How do you raise a baby gorilla?” the keepers at the Columbus Zoo wondered. They raised Colo the only way they knew—as if she were a human baby. She wore diapers, drank from bottles, and had an entire wardrobe of baby clothes. Follow Colo’s amazing journey from a cuddly baby, to a feisty toddler, to a mother of three, to the matriarch of one very large gorilla family—and now the oldest living gorilla in the world.
 
Trade hardcover:
978-0-9841554-4-6
$18.95 US
 
Trade softcover:
978-0-9841554-5-3
$8.95 US
 
80 pages
Nonfiction; Ages 10 and up
 

Frenemies For Life: Cheetahs and Anatolian Shepherd Dogs

by John E. Becker, PhD; foreword by “Jungle” Jack Hanna
The fastest land animal on Earth—the cheetah—is in danger, and some special dogs are coming to the rescue. Dogs helping cats? How can that be?
 
Find out how four animals—two cheetahs and two Anatolian shepherd dogs—at the Columbus Zoo are helping spread the word about saving cheetahs in the wild.
 
Glossary, recommended reading, and bibliography.
 
Trade hardcover:
978-0-9841554-0-8
$18.95 US
 
Trade softcover:
978-0-9841554-1-5
$8.95 US
56 pages
 
Nonfiction; Ages 10 and up
 
This is a great little book with one-or two-page chapter and fabulous photography. It’s the kind of nonfiction book a 3rd–5th grader could read cover to cover. We are always on the lookout for nonfiction our students can READ and not just BROWSE. (review in A YEAR OF READING blog)
 

Beco’s Big Year: A Baby Elephant Turns One

by Linda Stanek; foreword by “Jungle” Jack Hanna
Come meet Beco, the baby Asian elephant who’s become a big star at the Columbus Zoo!
This little guy has had a big year.He’s learned to walk, swim, play with toys, and use his trunk. What else do baby elephants learn to do?
 
Find out as we celebrate Beco’s Big Year!
 
Recommended reading, bibliography.
 
Trade hardcover:
978-0-9841554-2-2
$18.95 US
 
Trade softcover:
978-0-9841554-3-9
$8.95 US
48 pages
 
Nonfiction; Ages 8 and up
 
I just dare you to read this book without saying, “Awww…!” (review from A YEAR OF READING blog)
Readers get a “behind the scenes” look, including wonderful pictures, at Beco’s first year and how his human companions make sure he stays healthy and happy. Sidebars share factual information. A bibliography and recommended reading list extend the readers’ interest in elephants. —review from THE BAYTOWN (TX) SUN