Alyce J. Orr’s first book “Here’s Looking at You: Poetic Expressions at the Zoo” is a fantastic compilation of poetic reflections from her time spent working at the zoo.

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New book “Here’s Looking at You: Poetic Expressions at the Zoo” from Page Publishing author Alyce J. Orr is a beautifully crafted work of poetry and vivid artwork that will transport the reader to a fun-filled day at the zoo. Wondrous animals of all shapes and sizes are investigated and lovingly described.

“From the first time I saw 'Tarzan' with Johnny Wisemiller, I have wanted to work with exotic animals."

Alyce J. Orr, a zookeeper and twenty-year Navy Veteran, has completed her first book “Here’s Looking at You: Poetic Expressions at the Zoo”: a gripping and potent reminder of how important the biosphere of the planet it is and the web of life which sustains all of the organisms of the Earth.

About her creative new work Orr says: “From the first time I saw 'Tarzan' with Johnny Wisemiller, I have wanted to work with exotic animals. With that said, one would have thought I would have started my zoo career a lot younger. But, as we all know, our plan is not always God’s plan. So, I first spent twenty years in the Navy, fifteen years as a zookeeper, followed by fifteen years as a flight attendant. With all my travels it gave me the opportunity to see how animals live in the wild. I was a volunteer at the zoo that I previously worked at until recently, when I began spending that time promoting my book.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Alyce J. Orr’s poignant verse examines with intricate detail and vibrant imagery the fantastic inhabitants of the zoo while also instilling a sense of respect and appreciation for the plethora of organisms humanity shares the planet with.

The book is essentially a collection of cries for help from the animals. It is meant to remind people that we share this earth with others, and that without them, we would not be. Serving to identify the job of a zookeeper, which is not a job but a passion, it also brings to light the importance of the volunteer, as well as grasping the attention of the public. “Here’s Looking at You: Poetic Expressions at the Zoo” will hopefully make readers realize not only the importance of our animal kingdom, but the connection we have with them.

A portion of the profits from this book is being donated to an animal facility.

Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase “Here’s Looking at You: Poetic Expressions at the Zoo” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information, review copies or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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