Who Pooped in the Zoo?
Exploring the Weirdest, Wackiest, Grossest, and Most Surprising Facts About Zoo Poop

by Caroline Patterson

illustrations by Robert Rath

  • Poop. Feces. Scat. Guano. No matter what word you use for it, poop is poop. It may not be the first thing you think of when you visit the zoo, but rest assured itís high on your kidsí lists. Poop may be gross and smelly, but poop tells stories. Animals use it to communicate and build homes, and it can tell us what an animal has eaten, the animalís age, and if itís male or female. Author Caroline Patterson takes young readers on an exploration of what poops tells us about animal bodies and animal behavior. For instance, did you know that tigers leave their droppings in piles called scrapes to mark their territory? Or that storks poop on their legs to cool off? Or that squid-eating penguins have pink poop? Who Pooped in the Zoo? explores animal poop as a way of understanding the behavior of zoo animals, from sloths to spiny echidnas, giant pandas to guanacos.



40 pages, 8.5" x 11", 50 softcovers per case

softcover
ISBN 10: 1-56037-504-3
ISBN 13: 978-1-56037-504-3
$14.95

RELEASE DATE
2011

 

 

 

 


Who Pooped in the Zoo?
Exploring the Weirdest, Wackiest, Grossest, and Most Surprising Facts About Zoo Poop

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Caroline Patterson writes childrenís books and fiction from Missoula, Montana. She is the editor of Montana Women Writers: A Geography of the Heart, and has published stories in Alaska Quarterly Review, Epoch, Southwest Review, Salamander, and Seventeen. She received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in fiction from Stanford University and fellowships from the Montana Arts Council, the Barbara Deming Foundation, the Vogelstein Foundation, and the Henfield Foundation, as well as the Jackson Prize in Fiction from the San Francisco Foundation. She recently completed a novel, The Stone Sister, and a collection of stories in a book called The Geography of Starting Over. She teaches poetry for the Montana Writing Collaborative and edits We Proceeded On, the magazine of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.


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