April 3rd – June 27th, 2010
Join us as we celebrate the world of wildlife, The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo's newest zoo babies, and favorite animal-themed children's books, every weekend from April 3rd through June! Meet authors and illustrators during special readings and walk through the pages of your favorite animal tales at Bear Overlook, Butterfly Garden, Reptile House and Astor Court.
Penguin Group (USA) Author Reading and Signings
Penguin Group (USA) authors and celebrities Jeff Corwin, Hudson Talbot, Matthew Baek, Anna Dewdney and David Ezra Stein are making special appearances and will be reading and signing books at the Wild Asia Plaza. See below for dates and times:
- April 24 at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM: Jeff Corwin, author of Jeff Corwin: A Wild Life: The Authorized Biography, Jeff Corwin: Animals and Habitats of the United States, Jeff Corwin: Your Backyard is Wild: Junior Explorer Series, and All Aboard Reader: Jeff Corwin: Snakes.
- April 25 at 3:00 PM: Hudson Talbott, author of The United Tweets of America
- May 1 at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, Matthew J. Baek, author of Panda and Polar Bear
- May 2 at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM: Anna Dewdney, author of Roly Poly Pangolin
- May 8 at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, David Ezra Stein, author of Pouch
- Take a walk through the pages of popular children's stories as the zoo transforms favorite tales into larger-than-life interactive experiences. Explore Eric Carle's children's classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar at the Butterfly Garden.
- Take a walk in the Rhino Garden and see the life size blow-ups of The United Tweets of America by Hudson Talbott (Putnam Juvenile), Roly Poly Pangolin by Anna Dewdney (Viking Juvenile), Big Babies, Little Babies (DK), and Animals Up Close by Igor Siwanowicz (DK).
Crafts Presented by DK Publishing
Transform your favorite zoo animal into a special keepsake when you create your own "Animal Tale" bookmark at these events.