Guess Who Zoo

book_cover_gwzOh no! The monkey stole the zookeeper’s keys and set all the animals free! Eleven animals tell their stories and there’s a clue in every line. Can you help name them and set everything right?

  • Animals tell their stories… kids guess their names.
  • Special sections: “If Animals Could Talk..”
  • Fun that educates with a clue in every line.

seal(a little sample…)I sun myself upon the rocks
I wear no shoes. I need no socks.
The only school I ever see
Is a school of fish.
That’s lunch for me.

My furry skin’s so warm, it’s said
That I can make icebergs my bed
The circus puts me in its shows
To spin beach balls upon my nose.

Grownups applaud and children cheer
When I do back flips on my ear
For me though it is no big deal
It’s really easy for a __________.

Wonderful reviews from Mommy Bloggers

My kids have absolutely adored the Guess Who Book series. Illustrations are bright, big, and beautiful, and the whimsical adventures and delightful riddles are wonderful for teaching children rhyming, poetry, life science, and problem solving.

I cannot say enough about the Guess Who Books. They are interactive, educational and just plain fun. Children of all ages will be thrilled with them. They will be read over and over again.

I recently got the chance to review a toddler book series, Guess Who Books and I’ve got to say they are a huge hit at our house. My little bookworm/animal junkie loves them.

I enjoy reading to my children, but I don’t always enjoy the books themselves. The last few weeks, I’ve been reading the very delightful Guess Who series to my 5-year-old daughter, Makayla with their witty and inventive rhymes and whimsical language, much like those two masters of wordplay, Dr. Seuss and and Shel Silverstein…The reading is fun and educational…and led to both of us expanding our knowledge.

Encourages reader participation through whimsical animal poems, fun facts and guessing games…a great addition to any family’s library.

I’m really excited to share the lively entertaining Guess Who books. They are well-written. (My son) is a struggling reader, so building his vocabulary is important. We don’t need to dumb kids down with overly simple words. We all had a lot of fun guessing the animals.

Guess Who Zoo CD’s Make Cool Birthday Party Favors

Parenting Magazine Pick
Parenting Magazine Pick
Parents' Choice Foundation Award
Parents’ Choice Foundation Award

They’re interactive, educator-applauded, and featured in the gift shops of The Bronx Zoo and the American Museum of Natural History.

Guess Who Zoo CD
Guess Who Zoo CD

Animals sing their stories…kids guess their names. The Guess Who Zoo CD is “like a happy combination of Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, and Ogden Nash put to music.”

Wild Reviews for the Guess Who Zoo CD

Animals aren’t known for composing music…But if they could…they might sound like The Guess Who Zoo…[which] presents animal facts in the form of rhyming riddles… set to cheerful tunes.”


Animals aren’t known for composing music…But if they could…they might sound like The Guess Who Zoo…[which] presents animal facts in the form of rhyming riddles… set to cheerful tunes.”


…Music [to] entice youngsters to practice their listening and rhyming skills while singing along to zippy tunes…”

The CD…has been picked up by institutions such as the Bronx Zoo, The Children’s Museum of Long Island, and The American Museum of Natural History—a strong indicator of its educational worth.”


The Guess Who Zoo is like a happy combination of Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, and Ogden Nash put to music. The Zoo has just the right mix of whimsy, inventiveness, playfulness and repetition to be immensely appealing to kids of all ages. And there is a very reassuring message in its telling kids that they are smart, yet ‘we all make mistakes.’ I do have a serious warning: The tunes are so infectious that you will be unable to get them out of your head. (I still haven’t.)”

The Guess Who Zoo album has become an absolute favorite with my children. Every afternoon at school, they ask, ‘Can we listen to the Guess Who Zoo?’ (I use it as an incentive.) They’ve memorized all the lyrics and they love to sing along with the record.”

The clever rhyming encourages repetitive listening and language enrichment…”


…truly the highlight of the Family Fun day at Sony Wonder…kids were glued to their seats during the wonderful performance…”

…not only fun, but educational, too….parents are still telling me how much their children enjoy listening to the CD we gave away as party favors.”

…an incredibly popular event that brought record visitors to the museum… playful, fun, great rapport with the children.”

Sample Guess Who Zoo songs…

From early spring to autumn
Through wild green woods I wind
Eating nuts and roots and candy bars
That hikers leave behind.

When flowers bloom and bees buzz ’round
I smile not ’cause they’re funny–
I smile because they lead me to
A beehive full of honey.

But when winter winds begin to howl
And snowflakes fill the skies
I pick myself a cozy cave,
Crawl in and close my eyes.

I hibernate all winter
In my furry underwear
‘Cause without my summer berries
I’d be hungry as a ________.

Thirst is never a problem;
It doesn’t make me a grump.
I manufacture water
From the fat inside my hump.

When I spy an oasis,
I gallop there pell-mell.
If my master didn’t stop me,
I’d drink the whole darned well.

I can travel for days
Beneath bright blazing skies.
I’ll eat thistles and thorns
If I can’t find date pies.

I’m positively glamorous
With eyelashes oh so long.
The keep the sand out of my eyes
Where it certainly doesn’t belong.

.I’m the ship of the desert,
A remarkable mammal.
There’s no doubt that
I am the ________.