Front Cover
 The zoo
 Back Cover

Group Title: Denslow's picture books for children
Title: Denslow's Zoo
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00085958/00001
 Material Information
Title: Denslow's Zoo
Series Title: Denslow's picture books for children
Alternate Title: Zoo
Physical Description: 12 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Denslow, W. W ( William Wallace ), 1856-1915
G. W. Dillingham Co ( Publisher )
J.J. Little & Co ( Printer )
Donor: Egolf, Robert ( donor )
Publisher: G.W. Dillingham Co.
Place of Publication: New York
Manufacturer: J. J. Little & Co.
Publication Date: 1903
Subject: Animals -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Publishers' advertisements -- 1903   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1903
Genre: Publishers' advertisements   ( rbgenr )
fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
General Note: Cover title.
General Note: Publisher's advertisements, back cover.
General Note: Pages mounted on linen.
General Note: Peter and Sue fly on an ostrich's back to The Glad Lands where a variety of zoo aniimals are playing games and having tea.
Funding: Dr. Robert L. Egolf Collection.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00085958
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 004216691
oclc - 06687071

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
        Page 2
    The zoo
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
    Back Cover
        Page 15
        Page 16
Full Text


G.W. Dillingham Co
Publishers, NewYork.

Copyright 1903 by
W.W. Denslow
Published. August
1 9 0

The Baldwin Library
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ing Peter Funnybone and
his sister Sue were sitting
,v among the golden rod and long
- grass, in the back part of the


Peter was drawing pictures of ani-
mals, and telling Sue stories about all
the strange and wonderful things he had
seen at the Zoo.
"That's a pretty good picture of a
hippopotamus," said a voice from behind
them, "but I can show you the real
The voice came from an ostrich,
who had seated himself close to the


pair and was
with his kindly,
"Yes," said

my back, and
Glad Lands, or
Mountain, where
have a Zoo c
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beaming down on them
comical face.
the bird, "you get on
I will take you to the
i the slope of Merry
the birds and animals
of their own, and are
Innro vqr in

when the mam=
moth bird rose to
his full height,
they were far above
the ground.

"Hold on tight, for this is an express
train," said the ostrich, and off he went
at a run, as fast as his long legs could
carry him.
Over hill and dale they went at light-
ning speed, jumping rivers and hopping
streams. But the motion was so even
and pleasant that the children enjoyed
every minute of the ride, as they rose
over mountains or skimmed lightly across
vast level and sandy deserts and tract=
less wastes.
For miles and miles they traveled,
until suddenly they
brought up in
roc .k:. :.

of which was printed, in
\ large, goldenetters:-
Fun and Welcome to All.
The great ostrich set the
boy and girl down beneath the
Search, and introduced them to
the little black bear, who seemed
to be waiting for them.
S "You must excuse me now," said
the ostrich, "I must get ready for the
ames this after=
noon, I will see
you later," and he
was off among the
"Now for the
fun," said the lit-
tle black bear,

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were playing games, and having
a good time, just for all the world like a
lot of school boys in vacation.
A big, good=natured lion was teaching a
little Guinea=pig to fly a kite.
A troop of kangaroos were playing
leap=frog, and a baby hippopotamus was
taking a swim in a big pond, while a mis=
chievous elephant was squirting water on
some polar bears, who seemed to think it
great fun to get a ducking.
The lion, when he got the kite up for
the Guinea=pig, came and joined
Peter, Sue and the little bear, and all
four started to see the monkeys,
who were playing soldiers, on the
parade ground.

It was a funny sight to see the gray
whiskered orang=outang, put the young
ring=tailed monkeys through their facings.
Dressed as they were, in red coats
and white helmets, they certainly looked
much like the real soldiers we see on
From the monkeys they went to hear
the grand concert by the jungle band
which was made up of all the wild animals
of the forest. They played the sweetest
music ever heard, while the birds furnished
a chorus from the trees.
So the four friends made the rounds
of that whole J


beautiful garden and, wherever they went,
they were welcomed and urged to join
the play.
Thus they merrily romped away the
whole beautiful autumn morning, until
the leopard rang the bell for luncheon,
when all the jolly animals came trooping
to dainty tables spread beneath the trees.
The rhinoceros sat with the gay
gazelle; the tiger with the penguin; the
crocodile helped the tapir to sugar; and
the elephant poured the tea.
After luncheon, a troop of parrots gave a
Punch and Judy show, which made way for
f a pantomime, in which Peter
acted the clown



A porcupine made a few pointed
remarks, and a German walrus did a
specialty on the French horn. All in all
the matinee was a great success.
Later, the animals arranged a
vast merry=go='round under a spreading
banyan tree, and Peter and Sue had
the best ride of their lives to the music
of a great calliope
~and the combination
-M jungle band.

C.sj, f

UP rr

Peter was
mounted on the
back of a peli-
can. Sue seated
herself on a
great, good=
natured beaver,
and away they
At first the
music was soft and low as they all
swung round the banyan tree. But stead=
ily the speed increased and finally be=
came fast and furious, the music keeping
time, but growing faint and far away.
They left the shade of the tree and
seemed to be whirling through space, as
fainter and slower grew the music.

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Press of J. J. Little & Co.,

New York.

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Denslow's Picture Books for Children

For these books W. W. .Denslow has revised and adapted several of the
best classical fairy tales. He has improved these stories by elimination of
all coarseness, cruelty, and everything that might frighten children. They
are new; more beautiful and striking in both text and picture than any
children's books heretofore published. Each book is filled with pictures of
action and fun in brilliant colors. The twelve books are uniform in size.


.. W. Dillingham Company, Publishers, New York

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