O’Connell, Caitlin. Bridge to the Wild: Behind the Scenes at the Zoo. Timothy Rodwell, Photographer. Non-fiction. Houghton, 08/2016. 202pp. $18.99. 978-0-544-27739-7. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 3-8.
Experience the zoo like never before with O’Connell’s Bridge to the Wild. In this narrative non-fiction, the author takes her readers on a rare behind-the-scenes adventure that is sure to inspire. With this inside access, O’Connell shows us both the marvels and misfortunes that these animals and their caretakers experience daily. The beautiful and captivating photography scattered throughout the book will truly transport readers. Diagrams and sidebars provide further insight into animal behaviors. Back matter is thorough with a bibliography, references, and example data sheets that young scientists can use to track their own observations.
Kayla Marie Figard, San Mateo County Library