Article Title

The Zoo Box


Dependable, Primary, Ariel Cohn, Aaron Nels Steinke, Comics, Zoo, Animals, Imagination

Document Type

Book Review


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to reverse roles with zoo animals? This animated comic strip explores that possibility. Meet Erika and Patrick. Their parents are going out for the night and Erika is in charge. Mom has asked them to be in bed on time with the promise of going to the zoo in the morning. Erika and Patrick enjoy playing until they find a box that says “DO NOT OPEN.” Of course it must be a fun surprise. . .or is it? Once the box is opened zoo animals start coming out of it! The children find themselves in a zoo where the exhibits are full of people "in their natural habitat." By the time they reach their home again they’re not so sure they want to visit the zoo in the morning.