Zoo animals of our story books

United States, 1953

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Episode of Series “Background for Social Studies”.
Designed to stimulate young children’s interest in reading stories about animals that can be seen in a zoo. These animals are compared with the character found in storybooks, such as tigers in “Little Black Sambo”, deer in “Bambi” and bears in “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”. The film concludes with an invitation to the children to make up their own story based on the character “Bubble the Elephant”.


production company

Coronet Instructional Films



Production places
United States
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Background for Social Studies

Group of items

Background for Social Studies


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Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Reading

Animals & Wildlife → Bears

Animals & Wildlife → Tigers

Animals & Wildlife → Zoo animals

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Reading

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Literature → Literature

Literature → Reading

Literature → Storytelling

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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