The Lending Zoo

Illustrated by Frank Asch
LIST PRICE $10.99
About The Book

From the beloved author of the Moonbear series, Frank Asch, comes a charming new picture book about a ‘zoo-brary’ that accidentally loses track of a tiger!

Miss Perkins is happy to be the ‘zoo-brarian’ at The Lending Zoo, a ‘zoo-brary’ that lends out all types of animals—from massive elephants to majestic giraffes. Everything usually goes smoothly: water buffaloes, snakes, parrots, and more are checked out and returned without a problem. But one sunny day Pancake, the tiger, goes missing and Miss Perkins along with her new friend Molly must go on a citywide search to find him! Will they be able to track him down before he causes a commotion all over town?

About The Author

Frank Asch, a graduate of Cooper Union, has written more than eighty children’s books, among them the bestselling classics featuring Moonbear and Baby Bear; Russian National Book Award recipient Here Comes the Cat; and Oppenheimer Toy Portfolio Golden Award winner Like a Windy Day. Mr. Asch lives in Hawaii.

About The Illustrator

Frank Asch, a graduate of Cooper Union, has written more than eighty children’s books, among them the bestselling classics featuring Moonbear and Baby Bear; Russian National Book Award recipient Here Comes the Cat; and Oppenheimer Toy Portfolio Golden Award winner Like a Windy Day. Mr. Asch lives in Hawaii.

Raves and Reviews

Young readers will enjoy following Pancake’s pawprints across the pages as Miss Perkins tracks him down, and the concept of a lending zoo is sure to tickle the fancy of many.


– Booklist, 3/15/16

Preschoolers will enjoy a visit to this unusual zoo.

– School Library Journal, February 2016

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