The Lending Zoo

Illustrated by Frank Asch
LIST PRICE £4.99

About The Book

From the beloved author of the Moonbear series, Frank Asch, comes a charming new picture book about a ‘zoo-brary’ that accidentally loses track of a tiger!

Miss Perkins is happy to be the ‘zoo-brarian’ at The Lending Zoo, a ‘zoo-brary’ that lends out all types of animals—from massive elephants to majestic giraffes. Everything usually goes smoothly: water buffaloes, snakes, parrots, and more are checked out and returned without a problem. But one sunny day Pancake, the tiger, goes missing and Miss Perkins along with her new friend Molly must go on a citywide search to find him! Will they be able to track him down before he causes a commotion all over town?

About The Author

Frank Asch, a graduate of Cooper Union, has written and illustrated more than eighty children’s books, among them the bestselling classics featuring Moonbear and Baby Bear, Russian National Book Award recipient Here Comes the Cat, and Oppenheimer Toy Portfolio Golden Award winner Like a Windy Day. Mr. Asch lives in Hawaii.

About The Illustrator

Frank Asch, a graduate of Cooper Union, has written and illustrated more than eighty children’s books, among them the bestselling classics featuring Moonbear and Baby Bear, Russian National Book Award recipient Here Comes the Cat, and Oppenheimer Toy Portfolio Golden Award winner Like a Windy Day. Mr. Asch lives in Hawaii.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (April 19, 2016)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442466807
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD600L

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Raves and Reviews

Young readers will enjoy following Pancake’s pawprints across the pages as Miss Perkins tracks him down, and the concept of a lending zoo is sure to tickle the fancy of many.


– Booklist, 3/15/16

Preschoolers will enjoy a visit to this unusual zoo.

– School Library Journal, February 2016

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