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Backyard Animal Show, The (Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs #5) (2006)

Author: Sharon Draper Illustrator: Jesse Joshua Watson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Number of pages: 128 pages

Ziggy, Rashawn, Jerome, and Rico are excited about watching the heavy machinery at the construction site for a new apartment complex -- until a doe is killed by a dump truck, and the boys rescue her orphaned fawn. Suddenly they realize what the destruction of their habitat means to the animals in the area. So they decide to stage a neighborhood animal show to raise money for the local wildlife rescue center, with the adorable fawn they've named Dino as the star attraction. After all, they've managed round-the-clock feedings and cleaning up after Dino; how much trouble can their friends' cats, dogs, and hamsters be?

ISBN 13: 978-1416900009
Reading Level (grade): 4.2
Reading Level (A-Z): Q