ONE NIGHT IN THE ZOO by Judith Kerr

ONE NIGHT IN THE ZOO

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Age Range: 2 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Bright, cheerful rhymes and soft, witty illustrations tell the story of a most curious night at the zoo while presenting the numbers one to ten in this smart and silly counting book. What did the zoo animals do on this particular evening? Definitely not what you’d expect. The imaginative ideas will have children giggling, and the simplicity of the rhymes will encourage readers to come up with their own. As the text dances along, it explains that one elephant flew, a crocodile and kangaroo rode a bike for two, three lions entertained a gnu and so on, until ten cocks cockadoodledoo! to let the animals know the keepers have arrived in the morning. Children will enjoy spotting the mischievous animals that do not return to their proper places and will be deeply satisfied to hear that although the animals seem tired, nobody knew what they were up to during the night (“…Except you!”). A recap of all the animals counted is included at the end. A fun-filled selection, great for home and for the classroom. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-935279-37-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Kane/Miller
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2010




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