“This charming picture book captures the childhood feeling of awe during that maiden voyage to the zoo and the realization that there are creatures larger than we are. . . . This brief journey back in time brings a present-day immediacy to the feeling of wonder that animals inspire in us all.” –Shelf-Awareness
iParenting Media Awards Outstanding Product of 2007
Bronze medalist in 2007 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for Non-Fiction Picture Book
Mary Tavener Holmes is an independent scholar from New York who specializes in French eighteenth-century paintings and drawings. She is the author of numerous publications, including Nicolas Lancret: Dance Before a Fountain and A Magic Mirror: The Portrait in France, 1700–1900, with George T. M. Shackelford. Jon Cannell is the owner of Jon Cannell Design and Illustration. He has worked for such clients as Starbucks Coffee Company, Chronicle Books, the Harvard Business Review, and UNICEF.