Q: What gave you the idea for ZOO, WHERE ARE YOU?
A: So many people want what they can’t have. I thought of an idea for a book about a boy who wants a zoo of his own — with lions and tigers, monkeys and snakes. What he finds instead makes him happier. The illustrator, Ezra Jack Keats, was a dear friend. He won the Caldecott Medal for THE SNOWY DAY.