Sunday, July 6, 2014

Celebrate National Zookeepers Week With Books!

It's the perfect time of year to take your child to the zoo and discover new animals. This year in lieu of a birthday gift we asked for zoo passes from my parents. Visiting our local zoo is a thrill for me, I'm close to animals I may never see in their natural habitat. Teaching the Booper about animals is more fun when he can see them for himself. Learning an appreciation for all the care being given to feed, shelter and help the zoo animals thrive the Booper learns the first steps to conservation. When he learns about all the work the zookeepers do each day he wants to say a big thank you to all the zookeepers! With National Zookeepers week being July 20-26 it's the perfect time to visit your local zoo and share your gratitude with an employee. We're thrilled to celebrate zookeepers by offering our readers a fun children's book giveaway! Enter our giveaway below then hop along and enter for more books on the other fabulous sites!
If you're looking for good books for your child to enjoy during National Zookeepers Week then you'll want to check out these two books from Peter Pauper Press. Both books will give your child a hands on element of animal discovery and they can put their imagination to work scratching their own artwork! 

The Zoo is Closed Today written by Evelyn Beilenson, illustrated by Anne Kennedy:
It was a warm sunny day
with not much to do.
So Sue and John walked
to the Kalamazoo.


But when John and Sue arrive at the zoo, they are in for a big surprise! What is wrong with all of the animals? From Edward the elephant to Marcel the monkey, the animals have tummy aches and toothaches, runny noses and sore throats. Pete the zookeeper can barely keep up with taking care of them and has to close the zoo. And the next day, John and Sue are in for an even bigger surprise! This charming tale, illustrated with humor and warmth, demonstrates the value of sweet friendship.

At The Zoo Scratch & Sketch: An Art Activity Book for Animal Lovers by Lee Nemmers, illustrated by Martha Day Zschock

This fun and easy Trace-Along art activity book allows budding artists (5 and up) to use the wooden drawing tool enclosed to trace the white outlines of favorite animals on black-coated scratch art pages. Kids will be delighted to see lions, tigers, bears, seals, and more come alive in swirls of colors and glittery foil! They can also use the sketch pages in the back to draw their own pictures of favorite animals. 
At the Zoo Scratch & Sketch Art Activity Book includes a wooden stylus for drawing on black-coated paper to reveal glittering, gleaming colors beneath, wire-o-bound hardcover binding and 20 scratch off, 20 illustrated and 20 sketch pages. 

Enter The Zoo Lover Children's Book Giveaway! 
One lucky reader selected by rafflecopter will receive the zoo book set! (ARV$32) Open to readers in the US, 18 years and older. Open for entry from 7/7-7/20/2014 at 11:59pm EST. The Mommy Island is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winner will allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery. Use the rafflecopter below to enter. Good Luck! 
Love to read? Then you're in luck! We're part of a book giveaway hop! Click on the links below and hop around to enter for more fabulous books that we just couldn't put down!


27 comments:

  1. I'll be giving these to my 4 year old grandson, he loves animals! Thanks SO much for the chance to win!
    O.S. My name on the Rafflecopter is Joni Mason

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  2. the hippo and I would give it to my Nephews

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  3. Love the lion would give this to my granddaughter.

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  4. would give it to a friend

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  5. I'd give this set to my son. Maybe save it for Christmas?

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  6. My favorite zoo animal is the lions and tigers.

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  7. I will give this set to my niece if I win!

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  8. This will definitely be for my daughter and one of my favorite zoo animals is Giraffes

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  9. Ive always loved the elephants because of their habits and they seem majestic to me.

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  10. My son loves the zoo. He stomps like the elephants and roars like the lions!

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  11. My favorite zoo animal is those beautiful looking Tigers.

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  12. I love them all! I'd give this to my three boys to enjoy! They LOVE animals! thanks!

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  13. I would love to win this set for my son! He would love it!!
    Thank You for the chance

    Fiona N

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  14. This set would be for my animal lover son! Our favorite zoo animals to watch are the red pandas and the giant anteaters

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  15. I really like giraffes and this would be for my boys who love animals!

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  16. I would get it to my beautiful niece Stella.
    I love the penguins because they are cute to watch

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  17. Nicole LancasterJuly 17, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    My favorite zoo animal is the Giraffe because they are so unique plus friendly at my zoo, you can feed and touch them.

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  18. If I win I would give the set to my niece

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  19. My niece would love these books. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  20. My favorite zoo animals are the big cats. I would definitely give this set to my daughter. She loves animals and arts&crafts.

    Thanks :)

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  21. I have many favorites but one is the elephant. It is huge yet can be trained to be very useful.

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  22. I like tigers and so do my boys. Would give this to my two toddler boys! justina justice

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  23. I would give them to my step son and have him keep them nice for his sister on the way

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  24. I like orangutans. They are so intelligent.

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  25. My favorite zoo animals are the monkeys because they are very funny and playful
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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  26. I would give this to my son and we both love giraffes.

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  27. Love the tigers , they are so sneaky

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