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Bruno Munari was an internationally acclaimed artist, designer, and children's book creator. Acontemporary of Leo Leonni, his books have been hailed as "among the most original, inventive and beautiful ever created." Zoo is among his most graphically stunning works. Meet the kangaroo, who is all legs but doesn't know it, the zebra in his striped pajamas, and the humpy cameBruno Munari was an internationally acclaimed artist, designer, and children's book creator. Acontemporary of Leo Leonni, his books have been hailed as "among the most original, inventive and beautiful ever created." Zoo is among his most graphically stunning works. Meet the kangaroo, who is all legs but doesn't know it, the zebra in his striped pajamas, and the humpy camel, who has a seat for you. Young readers will enjoy Munari's bright, bold illustrations; older readers will appreciate hiswry humor. From children to collectors, Bruno Munari's Zoo is certain to enchant a whole new generation. "Graphic designer Bruno Munari is one of the most inventive picture book creators I know. I have been inspired, entertained, and in awe of his work since I was a graphic design student in Germany more than 50 years ago. And Zoo has been one of my favorites. I am delighted that it is available once again for a new generation of picture book readers of all ages." Eric Carle...

Title : Bruno Munari's Zoo
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ISBN : 9780811848305
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 48 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Bruno Munari's Zoo Reviews

  • Erin
    2018-10-19 23:45

    A poetic, often humorous look at a zoo. Definitely will provoke kids to ask questions and learn some about the different animals that live in the zoo.

  • Sylvester
    2018-10-06 00:46

    3* art2* textVery odd text - possibly exactly what gives the book its charm. Nice, big illustrations.

  • Bookiddo
    2018-10-21 03:27

    Zoo is a book of observations and illustrations. Somewhere between poetry and prose, the quick words read like a zoo go-er’s jotted notes as he/she passes through some of the more popular exhibits. As one might reasonably expect from a graphic designer turned children’s illustrator, the pictures in this book are lovely and unique. Bright colors, bold outlines, and a simple eye to detail (can you find all the butterflies?) make them both visually interesting and inviting. Words will alsways be the most important part of a story to me, though, and I don't love it here. The phrases are mostly staccato, almost haiku-like in some places. Some are fun, like the rhinos going to war, and some are beautiful, like the flamingos playing at symmetry, but for the most part, the language is a bit stilted, and it can take a few reads to find your own groove.That said, this is currently my daughter's favorite book.

  • Alyssa Durant
    2018-10-07 01:22

    I read Bruno Munari's Zoo. This book has very short sentences and the pictures are very simple, but colorful. Some of the pages have real simple facts on them like "The tiger is a big cat with stripes" and others are kind of silly like " The parrot was born on a day with a rainbow"I'm not sure if I would read this book out loud to my students, mostly because if I were to read them a book about the Zoo it would probably be right before a field trip and I would want to give them some fun and serious facts about the animals they would be seeing, but I would not mind having this book in my personal classroom library just because the pictures are fun and most of the pages are pretty silly.

  • Mikayla Baker
    2018-10-03 01:35

    This book began with a sign about the zoo. It then goes on to tell about the different animals of the zoo. Also it will tell you different things about that animal. I thought this book was okay. I really liked the illustrations of the animals. They were bright and fun. This book would be good to read if you took your class to a zoo or if you were talking about animals. They have pictures of all the animals it talks about. This would be good for younger kids.

  • Natalie
    2018-09-26 02:33

    Munari's picture books are know for great design, but the playful text is just as striking to me. The notice put up at the zoo entrance suggests, "Applaud the seals." and warns, "The lion will be offended if you pull his tail."The pages that follow introduce animals with wonderful quips such as, "A zebra is an animal in striped pajamas." or "The fox hides when he sees the furrier."

  • Nina
    2018-10-11 23:28

    This random account of different animals in the and his descriptive observations of various aspects of their lives and character. The illustrations are the best part of this bold book that sheds light on animals big and small.

  • Jennifer Parker
    2018-10-05 00:47

    didn't like the way the book was written. It doesn't do much to describe the animals and when it does describe an animal it is basics. Possibly if you are just introducing your child to an animal this would have been a good book to use.

  • Shyam Rahim
    2018-10-16 02:44

    Great illustrations. Book a bit over the head of our preschooler.

  • Carrie Gelson
    2018-10-07 03:39

    The illustrations push it to a 4.

  • Dee
    2018-10-21 04:31

    Very cool and very colorful. I want to go to the zoo.

  • D Nine
    2018-10-15 02:39

    I love the ilustrations!

  • Kelly
    2018-10-20 04:41

    2/1/11 preschool11/10/10 preschool

  • Donna
    2018-10-15 21:25

    Simple but beautiful illustrations and clever phrases make this a fun book to read over and over again.

  • Meg
    2018-09-21 20:31

    I don't feel like the sensibility of the text holds up as well, but I have to give it four stars because I think the pictures are amazing. Very fun, mid-century style.

  • Lisa Mcbroom
    2018-10-10 00:24

    I loved Munari's abstract prose and drawings as a child. This time he conquers the zoo. Pictures are bright and child appealing!!!!!

  • Alison
    2018-10-02 03:26

    Like lots of others have already said - lush illustrations, slightly odd text.

  • Michelle
    2018-09-22 03:45

    Fluctuated between mundane and poetic, but there are great illustrations.

  • aubrey
    2018-10-12 20:52

    i liked it because of the illustrations but the text didn't do much for me.

  • Jody
    2018-09-29 23:52

    Wasn't sure I'd be able to get through this book with 2 yr olds, but they liked the illustrations and at the end, we just walked through a zoo! Good for discussion about the details of illustrations.

  • Jenny
    2018-10-18 21:37

    My girls and I enjoyed this book. It is really the illustrations that make this book... the text is okay but not spectacular...

  • Jen
    2018-10-15 00:32

    The words are my favorite part of this story. The artist accentuates many of the animals eccentricities through the illustrations.

  • Jill
    2018-09-23 04:32

    Nice illustrations, but odd text made it up enjoyable for my son and I.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-09-22 03:38

    A gentle, quiet book from a different era; I'm glad it was put back in print.

  • Christina
    2018-10-01 21:25

    Beautiful illustrations! i want to frame some of these. except its a library book. my 5 year old liked it and my 2 year old did NOT = 3 stars

  • Melissa Elgersma
    2018-10-15 23:50

    This is one of my favorite zoo books. Adults and kids alike will really appreciate the beautiful illustrations- Munari is a master.