It’s getting closer, y’all.
We love the zoo. We buy season passes every year to our local zoo and have even taken a vacation that was a tour of all our regional zoos. It was so. much. fun. I love getting to see animals I might otherwise never see and I crush hard on the hard work zoos do to protect endangered species. So of course I love books about the zoo.
Best Zoo Books
My favorite zoo books from childhood are Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire and If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss. I love the crazy guy who can change his spots in the first book, and (because I’m an imagination girl) I really enjoyed imagining the types of animals I would put in a zoo if I was in charge, so Seuss made me happy with the second.
These two books are enough to get your littles thinking about the zoo, what it really means to live there, take care of animals, and have compassion for our fellow creatures. Plus, they’re just plain fun.
In honor of my adoration for All Things Zoo, I’ve made up a fun printable pack for your littles so you can enjoy reading Put Me in the Zoo and If I Ran the Zoo with some fun lessons and some big imagination. Because imagination rocks. Yeah yeah.
So print these out and have some zoo fun! And start planning your spring trip to the zoo. Everybody knows the best time to see the animals is when the weather is a little cooler and there aren’t so many humans around.
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