Z is for the Complete Zoo Adventure by Mary and Gary Parker. This adorable book is both a nonfiction book and a curriculum combined. It is best used in conjunction with a field trip to the zoo, but could also be used to learn about the animals from home. This book is published by Master Books and is written from a creationist perspective.
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The book begins with seven devotions to help you prepare for your zoo trip and better understand God’s creation and plan. The devotions cover the 4Cs of God’s Word (creation, corruption, catastrophe, and Christ), Garden of Eden, the Ark, and more.
The next section of the book is titled, “At the Zoo”, and includes beautiful pictures and information about 27 different animal species that are often found at the zoo. Each animal includes basic facts, pictures, a Bible verse, and a map showing where they are located. You can use this to learn about each animal as you find them at the zoo. You could also use these to do a virtual field trip finding information on the internet or using a variety of live cams and webcams at zoos to see the different animals.
The final section is titled, “After the Zoo”. This includes over 30 different activity sheets that can be used to increase your knowledge of the various animals. There are also a variety of discussion questions and other ideas and suggestions included. The appendix includes answer keys, glossary, and other resources.
This book, The Complete Zoo Adventure, is a wonderful resource to use with your own family or with a small group or co-op class. While a trip to the zoo is a wonderful field trip and the best way to utilize this book, I would also recommend it for children that are interested in the animals but cannot not make the trip to a zoo.
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One thought on “Z is for Zoo Adventure”
This sounds like a really interesting book…I love that there are activities to do with the kids.