Basically, Zoobooks are a monthly magazine subscription for children about animals, but I think you should keep these magazines rather than discard them like regular ones. While new facts may be discovered they don't go out-of-date like other magazines when the season's over or the news is no longer relevant. We kept them, but somehow, we lost them in one of our moves. :(
The magazines helped me out in school. I used them for school reports. They're very informative in an interesting way. I remember doing a report on polar bears and if I could have gotten away with it I would have been fine just using the one source of Zoobooks, but of course I wouldn't have been learning anything.
- 1980, John Wexo came up with the idea while standing in front of a primate enclosure at the zoo.
- Original idea was to sell the magazines via vending machines at zoos.
- 1983, hardcover library editions were published.
- 10 issues are released each year.
- There are now three versions: Zoobies for ages 0-3, Zootles for ages 3-6, and the Zoobooks for ages 6-12.
- Consultant for the Zoobooks was Charles R. Schroeder, D.V.M., Director Emeritus for San Diego Zoo & San Diego Wild Animal Park.
- There are 58 different titles in the Zoobooks library.
- There is no Zoobook for an animal that starts with the letter Q.
- They have a mobile app called ZooWho which allows the user to play and learn interesting animal facts.
- Published by Wildlife Education, LTD.
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And that concludes the A-Z Challenge. It was fun. I learned a lot from what I read in other blogs and from the research I did for my own. It was definitely a challenge. Will I do it again? I'm not sure. I'll have to time to think about that before next year!