Christmas at the Zoo ****
by George White, Bruce Foster, and Jason O’Malley
I’m joining Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word~
During the month of December you are invited to share a holiday book, in whatever manner you chose. . .using your decorations, collectibles or food from the kitchen.
Based on “The Night before Christmas”, this Pop-Up Winter Wonderland depicts eight different animals species preparing for Christmas at the zoo, complete with animal-themed decorations. While compact in size, it is elephantine in its appeal~ sure to engage young readers with its vivid, bold colors and impressive cut-outs.
Preparing for a visit from Santa, the animals are busy decorating, making cookies, and hanging stockings. The fanciful animal habitats combined with festive pop-ups, make for a delightful Christmas visit to the zoo.
We visited a drive through animal park and zoo of sorts, Lazy 5 Ranch this fall. I thought I would include some of the photos I took of some of the 750 animals, both domestic & exotic, that can be found there, on the gently sloping pasturelands and in the exhibits.
Since this week’s letter assignment is L in Mrs. Matlock’s class, I’m sharing this for Alphabe-Thursday and for Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer.
You can drive your car at the Lazy 5 Ranch, winding along the 3 1/2 mile trail, or even better, you make a reservation for a ride on one of their horse-drawn open-air wagons.
I found zoo shaped dried pasta at World Market for Food for Thought. . .
Pasta Salad with sundried tomatoes, feta cheese, olives & artichoke hearts~
The animals at Lazy 5 Ranch are having a Christmas celebration this weekend that you & your family are invited to attend~ with a Live Nativity Scene, Santa, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Caroling, Hot Chocolate & Cookies.
Thanks for your visit & thanks to my hostesses: