Posts Tagged ‘zoo’



Hardcover, 32 pages, April 2016

I am very happy to tell you about the publication of my latest picture book, The Lending Zoo.

I got the idea for this book several years ago when I took some kids to the local zoo.  While we
were having our lunch I asked them what they were going to do next.
“We’re going to library,” was the answer.
“Too bad you can’t checkout animals from the zoo like you can check out books from a library,”  I said to my young friends.
On the way home I started imagining what such a zoo would be like:  What would the Zooberian be like and what adventures would happen in a place like that?   Now, several years later you can visit The Lending Zoo!  I have many more adventures in mind for Miss Perkins and Mr. Woozle who run the Lending Zoo and the many animals that live there.   But this book is where all those adventures start!
I hope you have as much fun reading The Lending Zoo as I did writing and illustrating it.
Review: I liked it !!
I noticed some reviews on the goodreads site for this newly published book and was surprised by many unfavorable comments. Personally, I found it a sweet story. It has just the right amount of words per page. The illustrations show simple details that follow the story. The missing tiger can be spotted on several of the pages if you look closely. Encourages conversation, imagination, and inspiration.

And if Miss Perkins were to ask me, I’d request a polar bear ʕ´ᴥ`ʔ

Want to write for kids? Frank Asch has started a writer’s support group. Per his request, this invitation is for all interested, whatever your writing skills. The group will do writing exercises with feedback from the group and from Frank, too. Visit Frank’s website to contact him regarding this group.

Frank Asch provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.


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123 Zoo: A Cool Counting Book

by Puck

– Perfect for babies and toddlers
– Small and sturdy format, round corners for extra safety
– A fun and colorful way to practice number skills

6” x 6” inches; board book; 22 pages; full-color art; nontoxic; ages 0 to 3

ISBN: 9781938093081


From counting penguins and lions to giraffes and bears, this board book introduces toddlers to the familiar sights of a zoo while making basic numbers fun to learn. Parents and children can count to 10 using iconic zoo animals depicted with vivid colors and a bold design. Perfectly sized for small hands, this durable board book also includes a “Let’s Talk” section with conversation starters to help parents begin a fun discussion with their kids.


I happily recommend this cool counting board book by duopress. Each two page layout shows a large number and that same amount of a particular zoo animal. It contains only pictures and numbers but the vibrant colors and illustrations keep a young learners attention. It’s a favorite choice for seeing and counting elephants, hippos, bears, lions, giraffes, flamingos, zebras, gorillas, penguins, and birds. I think number three is the best with three different kinds of bears!



Disclosure of Material Connection: This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest opinion. No other compensation was received. 

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