Picture Books that Delight and Inform

Two at the Zoo: A Counting Book


Two at the Zoo
by Danna Smith
illustrated by Valeria Petrone
HMH Clarion Books
ISBN 10: 05470982X
ISBN 13: 978054749823

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Spanish/English Board Book of this title is Available here.

From one black bear to 10 hairy warthogs, a boy and his grandpa count their way through a zoo full of friendly animals.  Colorful pictures and bouncy rhyme invite even the youngest readers and listeners to chime in and join the fun.  Counting is always more fun when Grandpa helps!                                        

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Discussion Guide: counting, writing, mapping, grammar, and art.

Two at the zoo Discustion Guide (pdf)



School Library Journal

"An engaging read-aloud for story time and one-on-one sharing."

Parenting Magazine

"A wild way to help younger kids learn their numbers."


"Smith's picture book debut is a whirlwind trip to the Zoo...A great Read-aloud."

Awards & Honors

A Missourian Baby Buzz Pick
Featured in Parenting: The Early Years Magazine
A Raising Readers Special Board Book Edition
Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval