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The Zoo Box

The Zoo Box

Ariel Cohn; illustrated by Aron Nels Steinke

First Second



First Second

First Second

On Sale: 09/02/2014

ISBN: 9781466877221

48 Pages, Ages 5-7

When Erika and Patrick's parents leave them home alone for the night, they head straight to the attic to explore. When they open a mysterious box, hundreds of animals come pouring out! Soon the town is awash in more and more zoo animals, until Erika and Patrick discover that the tables have been turned... and the animals now run a zoo full of humans!
With simple text and bright, graphic art, Ariel Cohn and Aron Neils Steinke have created a gentle, fantastical adventure for the very youngest of readers. The Zoo Box will be a terrific introduction to comics for both learning readers and their parents.

Eisner Award Nominee, Eisner Award Winner

Praise for The Zoo Box

“In this graphic-novel/picture-book hybrid, two siblings open a forbidden box and must use courage and ingenuity to escape what comes out of the package . . . Outrageous adventure.” —BCCB

“. . . bright colors, bold figures, and easy-reading text in the word balloons make this book great fun for new readers, who will thrill to the chase as Erika and Patrick try to find their way home before their parents return.” —Booklist

“Filled with brightly colored illustrations and nicely spaced speech bubbles, the book is easy to read and highly visually appealing. A terrific choice for new readers who gravitate to graphic novels but aren't quite ready for most of them yet.” —School Library Journal

“The zoo comes to two unsuspecting children when they discover a magical, mysterious box.” —Kirkus Reviews


Ariel Cohn; illustrated by Aron Nels Steinke

Ariel Cohn and Aron Nels Steinke live in Portland, Oregon, with their son, Marlen, and their three rambunctious cats. Apart from dreaming up stories for children, Ariel is a trained Montessori preschool teacher and metalsmith. Aron is a second and third grade teacher by day and cartoonist by night. All summer long you will find them in the forests of Oregon, eating wild berries and jumping in waterfalls! Their graphic novel The Zoo Box was published by First Second.

Ariel Cohn

First Second

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