DC Presents: Reading with Zoo-per Heroes at the L.A. Zoo
DC Super Heroes took over the L.A. Zoo with the help of the acclaimed authors and artists behind DC’s new middle-grade graphic novels!
DC Comics Presents: Reading with Zoo-per Heroes at the L.A. Zoo
The fun-filled day – DC Presents: Reading with Zoo-per Heroes at the L.A. Zoo – featured an honorary naming ceremony for one of the L.A. Zoo’s green and black poison dart frogs, interactive author/artist talks & signings, drawing demonstrations, live animal presentations, and superhero-themed arts & crafts. Through these activities, kids and families were inspired to discover their own superpowers while also learning about the superpowers of several animals.
The kick-off ceremony, hosted by the DC Kids YouTube show’s Nandi Hildebrand and Jett Bednar, featured an honorary naming ceremony for one of the L.A. Zoo’s green and black poison dart frogs. The frog was named “Russell” after the main character in Kirk Scroggs’s THE SECRET SPIRAL OF THE SWAMP KID graphic novel.
To commemorate the occasion, Scroggs, with the help of Michele Wells (DC’s Vice President and Executive Editor of DC Books for Young Readers), presented the L.A. Zoo with a custom piece of artwork (illustrated by Scroggs) featuring his main character – Russell Weinwright – holding “Russell.”
Following the honorary naming ceremony of the L.A. Zoo’s green and black poison dart frog, author/illustrator Kirk Scroggs read his THE SECRET SPIRAL OF THE SWAMP KID graphic novel to “Russell” and a group of Zoo-goers at poison dart frog exhibit.
SUPER SONS author Ridley Pearson held “Patrick,” one of the L.A. Zoo’s hog island boa constrictors, during his presentation at DC Presents: Reading with Zoo-per Heroes at the L.A. Zoo. Pearson and an L.A. Zoo docent discussed “Patrick’s” superpowers with Zoo-goers.
SUPER SONS author Ridley Pearson quizzed Zoo-goers about superheroes and snakes for a chance to win a signed copy of his graphic novel during his presentation at DC Presents: Reading with Zoo-per Heroes at the L.A. Zoo.
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