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Casey’s Great Escape

Nancy Jo Shaw and DC Ice

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 10.00" x 8.00"
  • ISBN: 978-1-59298-774-0
  • Publication Date: 2016-10-18
  • Beaver's Pond Press

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Casey’s Great Escape

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“Casey Gorilla knew just what he’d do when he woke up one morning in our city zoo…”

Every night, Casey Gorilla listened to his friends at the zoo, but he had no idea what they looked like. Casey longed to find out, and one day, he set out to do just that.

Beginning readers will love this rhythmical, rhyming story of Casey’s Great Escape, told from the point of view of one adventurous gorilla. Perfect for the Common Core, DC Ice’s whimsical illustrations draw readers into Casey’s world at the Como Park Zoo—and the delight (and fright) Casey the Gorilla delivered when he made a real-life escape from his enclosure one day.


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Nancy Jo Shaw

Nancy Jo Shaw studied creative arts while receiving her M.A. from Lesley University. Writing poetry with her elementary student each spring was a highlight of her teaching career. Nancy continues to watch for signs of spring after the long Minnesota winters. She enjoys tending her gardens, playing with her grandson, and writing children’s books. She’s the author of Give Her A Pixie.

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