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Billie's Backyard Zoo

ISBN: 9781643435893
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Elizabeth Drelichman
Illustrator: Dan Kessler
Pages: 32
Trim: 8 x 10 inches
Published: 02/20/2024

A backyard zoo?
Crazy, but true!
Come rhyme with Billie
and you might find one too!

Billie is stuck at home, sick and sneezing, while all her classmates take a school trip to the zoo. Even though she's sad to miss out on their fun, she soon discovers wonder and joy-and many, many animals!-in her own backyard.

Author Elizabeth Drelichman grew up on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, surrounded by trees and plants. She has always felt a connection to the environment and a desire to convey this through her writing. A human biology major at Stanford, she is interested in both public health and environmental health. She wrote Billie's Backyard Zoo for a senior project in high school, with the intention of illustrating the importance of environmental education. Elizabeth wants to show everyone the importance of learning about the environment and establishing a respectful relationship with it. She is going into her junior year of college and is looking forward to growing even more as a student, a scientist, and a writer.

Illustrator Dan Kessler has been working full-time as an artist since 1991. He is best known for his whimsical animal paintings and landscapes, and his work has been published internationally. Billie's Backyard Zoo is his first foray into illustrating children's books. He currently resides with his wife, Olympia, in the Smoky Mountain area of Northeast Tennessee.