A is for Animals















As we travel along the Alphabet Path, we don't reach the zoo until the very end. But Wednesday was just so beautiful and I knew that it was way too early for anyone to have already organized school field trips and I was pretty desperate to inhale great gulps of fresh air, so I declared that "A is for Animals" and off we went.

Long ago, I promised Stephen that when he finished the entire Apologia Zoology Series, he could give us a tour of the zoo. He was a most impressive tour guide. Seriously, they should hire this kid to sell the series. He learned–and retained– so very much. 

We had a glorious day. Katie was given free reign with the camera. Nearly all the "big camera" photos are hers. And even though we'll revisit the zoo, both in story and for real, at the end of the Alphabet Path, I did bring our just a few zoo books for the occasion.


Zoo: For the youngest set. A very simple introduction to the zoo and the people and animals there.

The View at the Zoo: Darling rhyming book with whimsical illustrations. See the zoo from the animals' perspective.

If Anything Ever Goes Wrong at the Zoo: A little girl who lives on a hill above the zoo tells various animal keepers to remember that the animals are welcome at her house if ever anything should go wrong at the zoo. There's a flood and…

A few more zoo books here and here:

My Visit To The Zoo

100 Animals To Spot At The Zoo

National Zoo Board Books

Z Is for Zookeeper: A Zoo Alphabet

We'll do it up big with zoo books in the spring.

For more about our Storybook Year, read here. And, there are Storybook Science books, from A-Z, linked here, scroll down on the lefthand side.

iPhone shots:





  1. says

    I love these photos! It looks like this was a big week for the zoo…these wonderful weather days and cooler temps are really conducive to visits. (My favorite photo ~ little sister holding hem of big sister…so touched my heart…this is what sisterhood is all about and brought me right back to my sisters and I when we were young…in the olden days!) have a blessed weekend

  2. Marie says

    Awww…my kids are in public school, and we went last week per our end-of-summer tradition. Love the new American Trail exhibit. Glad the weather cooperated for you!

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