Life At the Zoo: The Secret World of Your Favorite Animals
for Barnes & Noble: Sterling Publishing
Life at the Zoo is a children's book, published by Barnes & Noble's Sterling Publishing in 2018. The project took 2.5 years to conceive, photograph, write, and design. Throughout that process, I traveled to eight different zoos, aquariums, and conservation centers around the US and abroad. The book contains 40 photographs and 4,000 words about my favorite thing in the world: Animals. The narrative takes kids for a behind-the-scenes look at everything that happens at the Zoo that they don’t get to see. When I first worked with a zoo for a travel shoot in 2015, I realized how many misconceptions and worries people have about how they work, and what they do. The book explores conservation, breeding, research, and rescue programs. I answer questions like: Where do zoo babies come from? How do you train a vicious carnivore? Why do we need zoos in the first place?