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February 23, 2024

Learn a Lesson from a Zoo’s View

Local children’s author Artie Knapp just released his latest offering, View From a Zoo (MightyBook Inc., $9.95). The book features Thea, a housecat who seems to have it all, but longs for adventure and excitement. One day she slips through an open door and begins to explore the city. Her adventures lead her to the Bronx Zoo, where she learns from a wise lion that reading a book and using her imagination will take her on far greater adventures. Featuring classic illustrations by Sunayana Nair Kanjilal, the book tells a good story with an inspiring ending.

And this fall, the book will be available for the iPad, thanks to the Reading Rainbow library (

View from a zoo

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