Book Review: Zoo Animals by Bethanie and Josh Hestermann

Zoo Animals by Bethanie and Josh Hestermann

A Search and Find Book for Kids

Rockridge Press (May 12, 2020)

Children’s Activity Books/Animal Books/Children’s Zoo Books



Explore a world of zoo animals in this fact-filled search and find

Get everything you could want out of search and find books for kids. Not only is Zoo Animals bursting with search and finds―each with 10 different things to discover―it’s also filled with fun facts about all kinds of incredible creatures.

From the deserts of the world to the reptile house, you won’t have to search far to find (and find out about) some of the world’s wildest and most interesting animals. Challenge your knowledge of wildlife while learning about different habitats and what you can do to help keep the world healthy in one of the best word search books for kids.

Go beyond other search and find books for kids with:

  • Tons of fun facts―Did you know that some mammals lay eggs?―find out which ones.
  • Adorable artwork―Each page contains 10 wonderfully illustrated things to discover―some of the most you’ll find in search and find books for kids.
  • Check your work―Can’t find a specific animal? There’s a full answer key in the back of the book.

Of all the search and find books for kids about animals, Zoo Animals really roars!





A fun educational tool for young and curious animal lovers.

Not only is this a search and find book your child will learn about the animals too. Animals all around the world are included. One of my favorite things is for a child to look for an item (in this case a peacock) on every page. On each double page, you have 6 animals with little facts about them to search for in the bigger picture at the bottom of the pages. Four additional items are listed to search for too. A small blurb about that particular setting is also provided.  Answer key in back of book as well as a glossary. Very nice!

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books (May 21, 2020)

ARC received from publisher via Callisto Publishing Club




Bethanie Hestermann is a freelance writer and author. She and her husband Josh (a zoologist) co-write animal-science books for kids. They’ve written Zoology for Kids (Chicago Review Press, 2015), Marine Science for Kids (Chicago Review Press, 2017), Ocean Animals: A Search and Find Book for Kids (Rockridge Press, May 2020), and Zoo Animals: A Search and Find Book for Kids (Rockridge Press, May 2020). Bethanie has an M.A. in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University.



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