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The ‘Lincoln Zoo Rebellion’ book entertains and educates animal rights and preservation

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The ‘Lincoln Zoo Rebellion’ book entertains and educates animal rights and preservation

The book’s release is perfectly timed for National Zoo Lovers Day on April 8th…

In the fun-filled adventure, The Lincoln Zoo Rebellion, an elderly zookeeper who can converse with animals; a sweet young veterinarian fresh out of school; a fugitive African teen; a cast of “chatty” zoo creatures and courageous kids from the American town of Lincoln join forces in a rousing rebellion to defend the zoo against a corrupt mayor’s animal-unfriendly plans. Reinforcing the importance of animal rights and preservation, The Lincoln Zoo Rebellion would make the perfect gift for young readers.

As the story begins, ageing zookeeper Reggie Goodenough is lamenting the urban sprawl encroaching on the zoo’s perimeter. He dreams of more land and roomier habitats — better environments for the beloved animals in his care. Reggie is hopeful when newly elected Mayor Ralph Throttlebottom promises to do special things with the zoo, but what Reggie doesn’t realize is that Mayor Throttlebottom and his greedy cronies want to turn the zoo into an amusement park.

Will the eclectic ensemble of plucky kids and wildly intelligent animals come up with a solution that saves the day?

From the creative minds of award-winning writer and producer the late Larry Belling and co-author Art Twain, The Lincoln Zoo Rebellion deals with today’s important themes of animal rights and preservation — in an entertaining and humorous way, making it an engaging read for kids ages 8 to 14 and young-at-heart adults.

“We hope our book gives you a new appreciation of creatures, whether domesticated, in the wild, or in the zoos,” the authors wrote in their book. “After all, we’re related. We’re all animals.”

Larry Belling produced award-winning radio commercials for Hollywood movies and television, managed Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd record producers, and narrated documentaries for PBS, BBC and The Discovery Channel. His play, Stroke of Luck, starring Tim Pigott-Smith, was performed in London.

Art Twain, Larry Belling’s lifelong friend, has created over 3,000 radio and television commercials and helped take the Gap from one to 500 stores with his advertising and marketing efforts. He has won many awards, including Clios and an Emmy. He wrote and produced a popular 5-minutes-a-day radio series for school-aged kids and won the Marcus Foster Award from the City of Oakland for his work with school kids. In his teen years, he had a personal zoo in his garage with 26 different animals, including two alligators and an opossum.

A portion of all proceeds from sales of The Lincoln Zoo Rebellion are being donated to organizations dedicated to improving the lives of animals.

The Lincoln Zoo Rebellion

Publisher: Speaking Volumes, ISBN-13: ‎979-8890220363

Paperback: ‎230 pages, Available from Amazon.com now.

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