A Zoo Full of Rhymes is a collection of whimsical rhymes about creatures, familiar and unusual. When you come to this zoo you will find exuberant, playful animals, birds, fish, and insects. You’ll meet an agile agouti, learn where the dugong lives and discover how a dik-dik stays cool on a hot African day. You’ll find out what the paca wishes he could eat. In all there are 38 rhymes to enjoy.
This book is for all ages. Read it to younger ones and watch older readers giggle at the shrike’s antics. You can even leave it in the guestroom for Aunt Adelaide. (She’ll thank you politely, just like the wild boar.) Best of all, visit the zoo yourself and fall under the spell of these lovable humorous creatures.
Author Katharine Stanley-Brown Abbott, lives in Manchester, Massachusetts. A graduate of Vassar College with a degree in Child Study, she is a freelance writer and editor of newpapers, magazines, cookbooks and family memoirs. An accomplished artist, A Zoo Full of Rhymes is her third book.
A native of Vermont, Kristin Richland is fascinated with animals and our natural world. She enjoys taking liberties mixing them up, playing with archetypes and slipping in little nods to fairytales and lore. Richland is a graduate of the Main College of Art's Painting program and was a professional picture framer for many years before switching to the world of bookselling. This is the second book she has illustrated. Her artword can be seen in several Vermont galleries, and at Kristinrichland.com.