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  • 28 pages
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Target Audience:
  • Young Children (7-11 yrs old)

diverse characters, neighbors, animal and human friendship, music and instruments, zoo animals, humor, communities

We Are Not The Zoo
by Wanda Taylor, Aaniya Taylor and Arielle Taylor

Larry the Lion, Manny the Monkey, and Pico the Panda are bored at the zoo. They decide to dress up and take their instruments to Bell Street. At first, the people of Bell Street are afraid, and run to hide. Then a brave little girl with a maraca joins the zoo animals and starts dancing. The neighbors see this and start to come outside. Soon, everyone is in the street dancing to the music.

Wanda Taylor, Aaniya Taylor and Arielle Taylor photo

Wanda Taylor is the author of seven books of fiction and non-fiction. This children's book was inspired by her granddaughters, Aaniya and Arielle. The three of them crafted the story together and had a blast creating these lively characters. They hope readers have as much fun reading the book as they had writing it! Wanda, Aaniya, and Arielle live in Ontario, Canada.

About the Illustrator:

Born and raised in Vancouver, Tyra Schad is an illustrator and animator who graduated with a BFA Illustration degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Tyra works in the fields of editorial and children's book illustration, as well as a children's art programs teacher. You can find more of Tyra's work on her website

With her passion for art and for working alongside children, Tyra hopes to create a dynamic and colourful world for the future generation to engage in.


Wanda Taylor
Aaniya Taylor
Arielle Taylor

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