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Summary: Flip the pages to see the sites at the zoo. Each page has the main object identified and you can explore things in the background, too. The book comes with stickers you can add to the pages, too. This is an accordian-style board book with photographs.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 3; read yourself: 4 to 6
Interest Level: 1 to 4
Age of Child: Read with 2 year-old boy.
Young Reader Reaction: My son loved this book - and In the City, too! He liked making the sounds of the animals and naming them,
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a sturdy book that holds up to hands-on play. Being able to go back and forth with the accordian and letting the book "stand up" added to the fun.
Pros: Young children will love exploring and playing with these books.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! This is a book you can give your kids and they'll play with for hours.
Educational Themes: This is a book for toddlers and early preschool-aged kids. You can explore objects and give things labels; look for colors; make comparisons (lions v. tigers v. your pet cat); and count, too. The stickers can be used on the book or in other projects you want to create.
Notes: The Reading Tub® picked up this book at Book Expo America 2009. There are no expectations of review associated with this book.
Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, animal stories, interactive learning, series book
Date(s) Reviewed: March 2011
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