The Daily Zoo is a charming little art book drawn by Chris Ayers, an animal a day.
This book was started one year after he was diagnosed with leukemia, which he has since recovered from after a long period of treatment. In the introduction, he says it's to give him an opportunity to celebrate the gift of each healthy day.
The caricatured animals are just fun to look at. Sometimes it will be a portrait, sometimes the animals will be in strange settings, such as the sick flamingo in scrubs on the book cover. Chris Ayers captions each day on his inspiration and thoughts.
At the start of each month, he also talks about his recovery journey battling leukemia. It's a journal written from the heart.
This book is creative, inspirational and beautiful. I am definitely getting Volume 2 when it comes out in November 2009.
(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)