Grace Millsaps and Ryan Murphy will be at Bay Books on Saturday, December 21st from 11:00-1:00 to sign their outstanding new children's picture book, What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo.
Have you ever taken a child to the zoo and had to explain why the animals were not as active as they expected? That's what happened to Renee's father when he took his daughter to New Orleans' Audubon Zoo.
"The lions were lazy.
The snakes just snored.
The dolphins were drowsy.
The boars were... a bore."
Renee asks her dad why the animals were sleeping all day. Her father doesn't know, but as dads are wont to do, he makes up an elaborate story instead of just saying, "I don't know." He tells about how the animals were playing music, dancing, having feasts, and playing games all night long!
"The hippos hip hop.
The flamingos flamenco.
The rhinos rock out.
The tarantulas tango."
He explains that by the time the zoo opens, the animals are all tuckered out. Renee doesn't buy it, and tells him his story is too far-fetched to be true. Her father says that when the animals yawn, he can tell what they've been up to. In the end, Renee has to believe him because when they're leaving, she catches a glimpse of a monkey with a guitar. Dad was right all along!
For more information or to reserve your copy of What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo please contact Bay Books at 228.463.2688
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