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Mixed-Up Menagerie
a new picture book by Jackie Kruzie is scheduled to debut Spring 2022!
When Zoologist Zoe gives her very first zoo tour things do not go according to plan. she encounters confused creatures at every exhibit. Zoe helps her new animal friends recognize their similarities and celebrate their differences in this rib-tickling tale of mistaken identity.

Blue Whale Press (and Alayne) are so happy that Jackie Kruzie and her fun picture book has joined the Blue Whale Press family. Welcome, Jackie and congratulations!

Mixed-Up Menagerie by Jackie Kruzie, and illustrated by Nicole Allin
Zoe is a junior zoologist, and it’s her first day at the zoo. Her job is to introduce a variety of animals. There’s only one problem. Each animals thinks it is another kind of animal. As Zoe tries to help this mixed-up menagerie learn their individual identities, she becomes increasingly frustrated until she gives up. But not all hope is lost. Zoe doesn’t know what the reader knows: There’s been lots of action going on around her that leads to a BIG SURPRISE. This seemingly silly book presents two stories that blend into one. The illustrations tell one story and the text tells another, and together they tell one engaging story that solidifies the underlying messages of self-discovery, helping others, and friendship.