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Hornik, Laurie Miller.
New York : Clarion Books, 2004.
IL 3-6, RL 5.7
ISBN 0618342044
You probably have a good idea of what school is supposed to look like, right?  Of course they are not all the same but have more similarities than differences.  There are teachers who have gone to college to learn how to teach.  There are desks and chairs.  There are textbooks and paper and pencils.  Well, you get the idea.  That is precisely why the children are so taken aback when they enter Zoo School.  There are none of the things they are used to.  The teachers are actually zoo keepers who don't know much about teaching.  The desks are huge fish tanks.  The snacks are for the animals -- not the children.  This is just too much.  Can it possibly be a good school?  Will the children learn what they need?  And who are those people lurking around with the clipboards?
SUBJECTS:     Animals -- Fiction.
                        Zoos -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Humorous stories.


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