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ZooBorns ABC

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  287 Ratings  ·  90 Reviews
b>“ABC” means “Animal Baby Cuteness” in this darling alphabet book from the creators of all animal enthusiasts—the ZooBorns are back! It’s time to scamper through the alphabet with a herd of irresistible zoo babies. Featuring adorable animal photos, zippy text, and a fact-filled glossary, this just might be the cutest ABC book ever to hit the shelve ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by Beach Lane Books (first published May 1st 2012)
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Mar 13, 2015 rated it liked it
I'm pretty good at my ABCs, but even I learned something from this book - four new-to-me animals.
Synopsis: "“ABC” means “Animal Baby Cuteness” in this darling alphabet book from the creators of all animal enthusiasts—the ZooBorns are back! It’s time to scamper through the alphabet with a herd of irresistible zoo babies. Featuring adorable animal photos, zippy text, and a fact-filled glossary, this just might be the cutest ABC book ever to hit the shelves!"

My Review: Munchkin is all about the alphabet and when it combines with animals he gets really excited so I thought
Oh, I love this book! But then again I also loved ZooBorns. And I love alphabet books. So between the two, I am just extremely happy about how well this book turned out. Each page has a beautiful picture of a ZooBorn, in alphabetical order of course. There is a small blurb that gives a little more information about the animal. And then at the end of the book there is even more information. Plus...there is a little mystery about what animal is the "Z" animal. I'll give you a’s not a zeb ...more
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mackers, easy-reading
A is for Adorable
B is for Babies
C is for Check it out at your local library!!!

ABC Zooborns is an alphabetical compilation of newborn animals from various zoos. There are animals in this book that I have never heard of before. For example, D is for dhole -- AWESOME!

I’m certain we will be borrowing this from our library again and again.
22016Patrice L.
ABC Zooborns is the most adorable picture book ever! It take preschoolers on a trip through the baby zoo while teaching them their alphabets without rote teaching. This book is a great book to encourage language in the toddler/two stages of development. I highly recommend this book for all 0-3 teachers in the preschool programs. I read this one to my toddlers and they loved it!
Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
cute overload!
Jenna Taimuty
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: ABC ZooBorns!
Author: Andrew Bleiman, Chris Eastland
Genre: Alphabet Book
Theme(s): Alphabet, ABC's
Opening line/sentence: "A is for anteater. I slurp up snacks with my extra-long tongue. Anyone for ants? Yum!"

Brief Book Summary: The book details every letter of the alphabet and along with the letter is a picture of a wild animal. The people who chose the animals for this book are actually researching each of the animals to better understand their lives in the wild.

Professional Recommendatio
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet, animals
We read this as part of our zoo theme. This book has great real life pictures of animals. The best thing about this book is that it contains many animals the kids have never heard of before (a few I did not know either).
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Super cute! Interesting animals, not necessarily common.
Samantha Miller
A very cute and informative book.
Brittany Williams
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet
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Appropriate grade levels: PreK-1
This book gives an example of an animal for each letter of the alphabet. Each letter also includes a small description of the animal. A fun way to introduce letters and animals.
This book is perfect for covering two topics at once! It is very cute, especially for younger kids. The pictures chosen for the book are beautiful.
You can use this in your classroom to teach the alphabet as well as to teach about animals!
The pictures are OK, but there is no read aloud rhythm to this book. It's very clunky writing.
Jennifer Roman
"ABC ZooBornes" by Andrew Bleiman gives 26 wonderful animals to learn about. Each page is dedicated to each letter and animal. The author creativity uses the text as a form of conversation between the lovely baby animals and the reader. This ABC book, not only introduces young readers to the letters of the alphabet, but also exposes them to different wildlife. It was a brilliant thought to use baby animals as representations for each letter since animals is something that young children are fond ...more
Amanda Wells
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful alphabet book written for early readers. The alphabet is told by using common baby zoo animals to keep the reader engaged. There are pictures of each "zooborn" as well as a short description of what the animal is like.
This book uses pictures instead of illustration, making it more of an informational text for early readers. Along with the short descriptions provided on each page, the back of the book contains an index of all of the animals included that gives the reader more
Alyson Long
Bleiman, Andrew. ABC ZooBorns!. Beach Lane Books. 2012. 40 p. Ages 2-6.

As you turn the pages of this book, you will see the entire alphabet illustrated by real-life photos of adorable animals. These animals are projected to be the kinds of animals one would find at a zoo; everything from sloths, to wombats, to anteaters. At the end of reading this book, the young reader will have seen new words and realistic pictures to match. The back matter of this book also provides information about each ani
Emily Benner
This book is a great ABC book dealing with baby animals that anyone can find at the zoo. This books includes some unique animals which was interesting to me because they are not considered common zoo animals. Two literary elements that I find noteworthy about this children's book are the presentation and plot. The presentation is great for children because the size, shape, and page designs makes it very easy for children to identify the letters, as well as, the animals. The plot of the book is n ...more
Garrett Harner
ZooBorns is a fun book for the young reader. If you know of children who are fascinated by animals, this may be the perfect book to allow them to make connections between letters and their favorite animals. ZooBorns features a variety of young zoo animals on each page, and guides the early reader through the pages with adorable baby animal pictures.

Classroom Connections: This book could be used in the classroom to come up with a student made alphabet line. The concept of using a different speci
I liked this book. It is an interesting animal-themed alphabet book that has an information section in the back. The alphabet part is good for younger students who are learning to write and sound out words. The informational part is good for older students who are either interested in animals or who are doing a research project on animals. I liked the whimsical descriptions of each animal.

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Kayla Rhome
Plot Summary:
-In this nonfiction picture book the authors go through the alphabet naming a letter with each animal that is a zoo born. At the end of the story the authors provided a biography about each animal and where they are located.
Literary merit:
-The illustrations and plot of this book are the main point of the story. Without the pictures and the plot that describe what letter goes with each animal you would not be able to get the alphabet concept across to your students. The plot an illu
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This ABC book is great for kids who love animals! The pictures are adorable, and the facts about each of the animals in the back take this book a step above the usual ABC books.
Jan Rue
Written by Andrew Bleiman (2012) New York: Simon & Schuster. This is a great ABC book of newborn zoo animals from A to Z. There are cute photos and names of each animal. And then captions of the animal talking in first person about something they are doing in the photo - C is fo cheetah. You found my secret hiding place. Shhhh, don't tell amyone! or K is for koala. I was born to cuddle. Mom's furry hug is just so snug. The photo are very colorful and show the babies off perfectly, like you a ...more
Marissa Reyes
The text ABC Zoo Borns by Andrew Bleiman is an absolutely adorable children's book as it appeals to a child's favorite topic when they are young and that is baby animals. When the alphabet is combined with beautiful pictures of new borns, the children will learn the material a lot quicker and remember it for a longer duration of time. The illustrations were my favorite part because it gives children the ability to see the animals up close and personal instead of looking at a drawing in which wou ...more
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seriously, if your child loves animals--you must read this book. My 2-year-old is obsessed with animals and won't put this book down. He asks to read it several times in a day. I'm a little worried about what will happen when we have to return it to the library (that's how much he loves this book). It's got great photos of actual zooborn baby animals to correspond to each letter of the alphabet and little caption to complete the page. Some of the animals we were not familiar with like a Dhole (s ...more
Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you enjoy looking at pictures of animals, especially newborns, this is the ABC book to bring into your classroom! Adorable baby animal pictures are paired with their letter from the alphabet, with little captions of what the animal is doing. At the end of the book there is a great section that gives a paragraph or so about each animal, stating where they stay at the zoo and how they live in the wild. This is an awesome book for pre-school and kindergarten students when learning their alphabet ...more
Abigail Flanagan
Each animal is described with a characteristic that makes them unique. A is for Anteater, B is for Baboon, and C is for Cheetah! The pages show all different types of animals each starting with a different letter of the alphabet. The pictures show real life pictures of real animals. The animals all are all little kids too!

ABC Zooborns! can be used to show the students different animals from around the world and show them what baby animals look like. Also, it can teach them what a small animal co
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
** ABC ZooBorns! is a great book to use in a kindergarten class or a pre school class. it helps the kids with their alphabets and it also teaches them about different animals other than domestic animals like dogs,cats,horses, etc.

i like that the animals in the ABC book are different and animals that little kids have not heard of yet. the book doesn't have a dog or a cat it has cheetahs and hippos in it. it teaches them new animals they haven't been exposed to yet and it also teaches them their
Allison Willier
Plot: Each letter of the alphabet corresponds with an animal that begins with that letter. Every animal is represented by a baby. In addition, there is a brief description that corresponds with each of the animals.

Literary Merit: I chose theme for this book. The entire book has the theme of baby animals.

Response: I would use this book as an introduction to a science lesson based on the different animals. I would also go into the different types of animals, using the book’s animals as the ones w
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nsta
A cute version of the typical ABC book. I t has the letters of the alphabet but it also shows real pictures of exotic baby animals and a short, easy sentence to accompany each picture. The addition of the sentence makes this book more versatile within a wider age range. It would be a great way to introduce a jungle or animal lesson for any age. Parents could also take their child, and the book, to the zoo for a day of learning!

It's an app too!!
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ch-02-nsta
I loved this book! It was so adorable and was a really good read. I liked how the animals talked in first person, and that this is a baby animal picture book! It was nice how there was a very quick little way for kids to learn something about the animals through the animal's voice, and then there was a little more in depth explanation of the animals and where you can find them also. Recommend for animal lovers!
Brienz Wilkening
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 689
This book was SO cute!! I found myself saying "awwwww" and "so adorable" on almost every page. This book would be perfect for younger students who are learning their ABCs. Besides the babies being so cute I loved how at the end of the book there is a paragraph about every animal mentioned in the book. It also talks about where those babies are and what species they are. This is a cute way to introduce kids to different animals as well.
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Andrew Bleiman is a lifelong animal nerd who serves on the Auxiliary Boards of the Lincoln Park Zoo and Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. In his day job he develops new media strategy for the Bradford Group.
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