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Tuesday 8 May 2012

Review: Poo at the Zoo

Shovels at the ready! From safari parks to city zoos, a mountain of poop is on the rise . . . as author Sarah Eason explains - what goes in, must come out, and in this wonderful new book, we get to learn about the power of poop.

Want to know what happens to animal poo once it's been scooped up by shovel-bearing zoo keepers? Some zoos sell it for manure - it's packed with vitamins and minerals that help plants grow. Other zoos use it for power!

But Poo at the Zoo doesn't only cover the poo basics. It also looks at the variety of poop and the animals that produce it.

Did you know, for example, that Komodo dragon babies cover themselves in poo so their parents won't eat them!? And don't make a spider monkey mad . . . it might splatter you with poo! Camel poo is handy, though - you can burn it for fire, you can eat it for lunch and it will even help with tummy ache! (presumably caused by eating it for lunch).

Endorsed by the ZSL London Zoo and divided into thoroughly entertaining double page spreads, this funny and informative book will be a hit with a variety of school age kids. Fabulous illustrations, signs, check boxes and creative typefacing make it a real all-rounder of a book that kids will scuffle over borrowing. Best get more than one copy for your library, otherwise things could get messy.

Title: Poo at the Zoo
Author: Sarah Eason
Illustrator: Kirsten Collier
Publisher: Bloomsbury, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: 9 April 2012
Format: Soft cover
ISBN: 9781408171899
For ages: 4 - 7
Type: Picture Book, Non-Fiction, Information Book