Reviewed by Charity Lyman

Almost any woman I know is a sucker for baby animals. Whether they are pets, farm animals or zoo animals. And believe me, I am no different. So when I reviewed ZooBorns The Next Generation, you should have heard all the oohs and ahhs from the whole family! And that includes some of the guys:) I mean, who can resist a smile when looking at a picture of a newborn Cheetah cub, or an Arctic Fox? None of us could! Of course, I won’t mention the pictures only a mother could love!

This book is filled with pictures of baby animals that have been born at zoos anywhere from Tampa, FL to South Africa and Houston, TX. I felt like a took a trip across the world as I browsed the pages. ZooBorns The Next Generation features exotic baby animals that you don’t often see. Of course there are animals like the giraffe, polar bear, and tiger, but others such as the Lesser Mouse Deer (which is neither deer nor mouse), the Vicuna and the Epaulette Shark were the more rare species. One that I found especially interesting was the Galapagos Giant Tortoise. The picture is so funny! It shows this little itty bitty turtle, that weighed 95 grams at birth, next to the leg of an adult tortoise, who happens to weigh around 800 lbs! Amazing creatures. There are not only pictures throughout this book but also interesting facts about each animal. Some of them are orphans while others are part of a family. Regardless, they all have names.

I found this book to be fun and entertaining. It would make a great gift for any young person who likes to look at pictures or for any woman I know. With the holidays coming up, books make wonderful presents! ZooBorns The Next Generation is definitely one that will remain on my shelf for a while.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Also by Andrew Bleiman & Chris Eastland: ZooBorns and ZooBorns Cats!

Charity lives in Illinois and is the oldest of 6 children. The family also has 3 dogs and a cat. Reading is a hobby when not cooking, baking, sewing or enjoying music. She reads many different genres but Christian fiction is a favorite. Charity can be found often at her blog, Giveaway Lady

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Simon & Schuster. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.