The Book:

What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo is children's book, written, illustrated and set in New Orleans, that captures the charm of the city with rich illustrations and playful rhyme.

The Story:

A precocious girl and her wily father go to the Audubon Zoo. When she asks why the animals are so sleepy, he tells about the fantastic festivities that keep the animals up all night. She doesn't believe him, but dads have a way of knowing these things.