Category Archives: zoos

Knut: How One Little Polar Bear Captivated the World – Perfect Picture Book Friday

I have a soft spot for polar bears and was saddened by the death two winters ago of the world’s most famous polar bear, Knut. His death posed once again  the ethical quandary of should man keep and raise animals … Continue reading

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Interview with Virginia McKenna

Virginia McKenna with ‘Girl’ in the 1966 Film – Born Free I first discovered Virginia McKenna and her wonderful husband, Bill Travers, through watching the 1969 film Ring of Bright Water, around the age of ten. It is a scenically … Continue reading

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Perfect Picture Book Friday – What’s New at the Zoo?

What’s New at the Zoo Written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and illustrated by Travis Foster Blue Apple Books, 2011, Fiction Suitable for:  ages 3-7 Themes/Topics:  Even in crowded conditions can’t they all just get along?  Strong visuals for … Continue reading

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