Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The View at the Zoo by Kathleen Long Bostrom

Rise and shine....another day at the zoo is beginning and the zoo keeper is busy getting all the animals ready for their company!
"Mr. Lion, comb that hair!
Elephant, please wipe your nose.
Pink flamingos - on your toes!

Once all the animals have assumed their position and are ready to go, the zoo keepers opens the gates and the children and adults pour in! At the koala and kangaroo section,
"Babies riding on their backs,
on their bellies, snug in sack"

And on to to the hippos,
"How they eat! They never stop!
That one looks about to pop!"

Simple Rhyming text makes this a great story to read with younger elementary kids. The surprise ending, explained by the ever wise owl, will make it that much more enjoyable for older kids and adults. I found myself reading the book o

Text: 4 Buckeye leaves
Illustrations: 4 Buckeye leaves
Endpages: 2 (plain brown) Buckeye leaves

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