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BABY BIGGA GOES TO THE ZOO

Author: Samantha Gross

Illustrator: Suzanne Tessmer

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Publisher: AuthorHouse, ©2008

Material: paperback

Summary: A baby in a stroller takes a trip to the zoo and sees some animals. There are 16 pages, with 1 sentence on each page. This is a picture book for introducing toddlers to animals.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book.

Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 3; read yourself: 4 to 6

Interest Level: 1 to 3

Age of Child: Read with a 2-year-old boy.

Young Reader Reaction: My son liked the animals and liked naming them. We also used the book to explore and practice colors.

Adult Reader Reaction: I didn't like this book. The animals were colored inconsistently. The "purple" elephants were borderline pink/purple, which made it difficult to use the book beyond the 1-sentence descriptions.

Pros: Vivid colors and simple illustrations will engage toddlers.

Cons: The colors of the animals did not blend well and while cute, will not appeal to readers who want more realistic representation. The story lets you explore color, but the contrasts are sometimes too subtle for toddlers.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a good book for color recognition, but once your children know their colors and have gotten the positive message, they will look for more engaging stories.

If You Liked This Book, Try: GOOD NIGHT SWEET BUTTERFLIES: A COLOR DREAMLAND   BABY EINSTEIN: VAN GOGH'S WORLD OF COLORS (Baby Einstein Series)   CLEO'S COLOR BOOK

Educational Themes: For children 18 months to 3 years who are learning their colors, this can be an engaging way to practice them.

Notes: The author donated a copy of this book to the Reading Tub, Inc. This is an unsolicited donation.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, animal stories, color

Date(s) Reviewed: September 2009

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