Worms for Breakfast: How to Feed a Zoo

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This book is about food for animals. It has recipes and activities. The pictures are realistic. Zoo animals’ diets are based on nutrition. Usually the parents feed the babies when they are born, but sometimes the zookeepers have to feed them themselves. They make nocturnal animals’ cages dark during the day and bright during the night. The clouded leopard and the Partula snail are endangered. Predators have to work for their food. Pandas have bamboo for lunch, dinner, and breakfast, but I wonder what the other 1% they eat is. Elephants poop one hundred pounds a day. Some zoos sell it as compost. Animals get to eat jack-o’-lanterns and Christmas trees at holidays. Zookeepers hide bird food at different levels.

I love this book! The pictures are fun and funny. I learned a lot about animals. I liked the facts about elephants best. Feeding animals in the zoo sounds very hard. I like the meat popsicle recipes for tigers. We could probably eat the gorilla cookies without the monkey chow in them. We could eat the dead ants. People could eat the “Digger’s Delight” recipe, but I wouldn’t want to eat out of a log. People who like animals and people who want to open a zoo should read this book.

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Author Helaine Becker • Kathy Boake, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Owlkids Books
Publish Date 12-Apr-2016
ISBN 9781771471053
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Issue May 2016
Category Children's


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