Come to the Zoo

Wildlife Rhymes & Reasons by Anna H. Dabney

Penny Henny Publishing

Reader Comments:


“Unique ... fresh ... charming ...informative ... Anna  Dabney’s beautiful collection of stunning photographs and poetry, Come to the Zoo, is sure
to delight readers of every age as they make the acquaintance of these creatures from the wild.”
-- Julie Adams Church, former teacher and author of Uncommon Friends: Celebrating the Human-Animal Bond

“Anna Dabney’s witty poems are paired with remarkable photographs in Come to the Zoo. Her three-line haiku skillfully capture the essence of each creature. Entertaining and informative …a treat for all ages.”  

-- Jan Stites, creative writing teacher and author of novels Edgewise and Reading the Sweet Oak


Come to the Zoo is a delightful, very colorful, very absorbing palette of haiku composed by the author, Anna Dabney, to honor the proudest of the wild animal realm, with poignant photography, most of which she took. A gem!”
-- Nat Read, principal, Read Communications; author of Don Benito Wilson: From Mountain Man to Mayor, Los Angeles 1841-1878


 “I just saw your fabulous book in the Blurb Bookstore and I am ordering one. My 5th grade class begins their first language lesson with a unit on
fiction and poetry. I will definitely use your Zoo Haiku Book in my teaching.”
-- Susan B. Long, fifth grade teacher


Turn reading into an adventure around the globe. Travel to the natural habitats of twenty-six fascinating creatures – to the game preserves of Africa, the forest and grasslands of Southeast Asia, mountain ranges of China or steamy jungles of Southeast Asia.

In Come to the Zoo – Photos & Haiku, large beasts such as the hippo, the rhino, the lion and the leopard are pictured in vivid, full-page color portraits that almost leap off the page. Smaller “critters” such as the monkey, fruit bat, meerkat or warthog offer a charm of their own. 


Meet these enchanting creatures from
the wild, each described by a three-line haiku poem in Anna Dabney’s first published book in a series called “The Nature of Things.”

Wildlife Rhymes & Reasons


This engaging book celebrates wild creatures in their natural habitats around the globe. Visit far-flung and exotic places such as the African savanna, deserts of Western India, snowy Siberia, forest 

canopies of Central America, the jungles of Southeast Asia, and the Florida Everglades. The bold and beautiful color portraits in Wildlife Rhymes & Reasons present twenty-two creatures at their appealing best.


Author Anna Dabney’s whimsical poems make it fun to learn about wild animals. After each poem are additional fascinating facts about each “critter” as found in the wild. Nature lovers of all ages will enjoy making the acquaintance of beasts and birds as diverse as the regal lion, the exuberant gibbon, the homely warthog or the neon-pink flamingo.