View from a Zoo

January 1st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Books

View from a ZooReview By JENNIFER KALI

I received this book as a review copy from the author. It is the story of a house cat that has a nice cushy life in a warm, comfy house. But she gets bored staring out the window at the world – she wants to experience the world. After sneaking out of the house and roaming the streets, she finds her way to the zoo. A lion trapped in a cage shares with her his secret to enduring the boredom. It is a nice educational and inspirational twist that I won’t spoil should you decide to read the book (Amazon affiliate link).

The lion in the zoo is quite content. He mentions that he is bored and he has a trick to get past the boredom that actual lions in real zoos do not. This is a good conversation starter for what it must be like to be a lion in a zoo with nowhere to go and nothing new to experience. Just the same small cage day in and day out. It may also start a conversation about how bored house cats must be as well, which might be a more difficult conversation if you have an indoor house cat.

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    I’ve been reading this with my 4 year old. He says it’s his favorite book. But he keeps asking, in a very sad way, “But why do people put lions in cages? Lions want to run in the jungle!”

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