When zoo animals take over her town, the narrator has one big question: Who is at the zoo? She finds a leopard watching her television, a bear doing laundry, and a zebra cooking breakfast. Outside, she finds that the crossing guard is a giant tortious and her teacher is a python! What's going on? In a hilarious twist, the narrator realizes all the grown-ups are at the zoo. Engaging rhyme and silly illustrations will delight readers as they learn to ask questions and find the answers.
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This book is delightfully funny. Grownups and kids alike will enjoy the antics of all the animals described in rhymes. The illustrations are fun and have so many layers. What a great read.
A delightful children’s picture book! The animals have seemingly taken over the house, the school, the town … but then WHO is in the zoo? Illustrations are delightful, and the story is fun! My only feedback is that children learning to read will likely struggle with some of the large verbs in this book - there are a number of difficult, large words that are hard to sound out (luscious, etc) May be frustrating for beginner readers who are wanting to read independently.
The punchline to this is a little obvious, and should be to all ages, but that shouldn't really be a problem with the success of what comes first. This is a really strong rhyming text, with very welcome and attractive illustrations, concerning someone worried about their world suddenly populated by zoo creatures – doing the gardening, helping themselves to the laundry, fitting carpets at the neighbours' over the road... It's a situation more than a story perhaps, but it could allow for many an imaginative spin-off if used at all wisely – pupils could get much mileage out of thinking up prequels, sequels and putting themselves in the same situation. For that reason I think there is a lot of credit here, and it might just have snagged itself a rare five stars.
What a hoot! This is such a cute, funny book about a girl who wakes to find her house, school, and town populated by zoo animals. There is a huge variety of animals which the kids will enjoy seeing and discussing. They will also enjoy the growing mystery of just exactly who IS at the zoo??? This would work in all reading scenarios but would be especially good fun for a circle time read. I'd expect plenty of smiles and laughs! Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
Who is at the zoo is a silly book apt to entertain little children (and adults) for a good laugh. The cute illustrations reminds me of warm touch of Rod Campbell's, "Dear Zoo." The combination of rhymes, rhythm, and alliteration as the writing style was catchy that the reader would be eager to expect of what comes next. This book is ideal for the target audience of ages 3-8, and can be used to teach about literary techniques such a rhymes and alliteration, types of careers, and animals Overall, it's a great read!.
This is the cutest book! Things are upside down in this town. The zoo animals have taken over the town and are doing things the local townspeople normally do. There is a hippo in the tub. A monkey styling hair. A bear washing clothes. A Dingo cleaning gutters. So the question is asked over and over if these animals are here who is at the zoo. Squirrels are driving a car. A giant tortoise is the school crossing guard. A goose is the principal at school. Who is at the zoo. Reindeer are on the firetruck. A panda is cooking. Guess who is at the zoo! Please don't feed the grownups. The illustrations are great in this story!
A funny book that you and your child will enjoy. If they have a sense of humor and love zoo animals. When the zoo animals are the teachers, lifeguards, driving fire trucks, you begin to wonder who is at the zoo. With many animals to identify with and different jobs that grown ups have, you may have any ideal who is at the zoo. Funny and engaging! A special thank you to Windmill Books and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.
Fun and engaging twist on an animal rhyming book! Students will love the ending! As an educator I am always looking for new rhyming texts that keep students engaged—this definitely fits the bill!
This is a fun and entertaining book that young children will enjoy. There are so many animals that are identified and illustrated, great for children who are learning. The rhyming style of the story is fun and will keep young readers engaged.
I love this book! Written in rhyme and with illustrations that are spot-on perfect I know kids will love it too! Things are very weird in this particular little town. Zoo animals are running it. The animals are now driving fire trucks, teaching in the classroom, creating hairstyles in the beauty parlour, frying eggs in the kitchen, mowing the lawn, conducting the school choir, and coaching the local soccer team, just to name a few. What in the world is going on? But wait... if the animals are not in the Zoo... then who is? This engaging and silly book will have both kids and grown-ups giggling. The unexpected twist at the end is the perfect ending. The illustrations are delightful and detailed. They are full of humour and imagination. Recommended as a read-aloud this book will certainly be hit. I highly recommend it.
Sharon J Boyce has written a wonderfully warm and entertaining picture book which will engage young readers who love animals. Who is at the zoo? is a fun, rhyming picture book about finding a variety of wild animals in places where they shouldn't be! If all the animals are out and about then who is at the zoo?
... Thanks to NetGalley for giving me this advanced copy of this book, and my legitimate thanks to the author for giving me the opportunity to read his book. A somewhat funny tale for the content it brings us, nothing more, nothing less. There are things we can change as humans, seeing that we would not like to be treated that way and that animals can have the life we have. This is why my rating will not affect my opinion about today's society. It's a fun book for children, short, happily 4.0
I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers. Who is at the zoo? is a really cute and funny rhyming picture book for children about zoo animals in people's houses doing jobs, at the school, driving cars etc and a child questioning if all the zoo animals are there them who is at the zoo? This book will have children delighted at nit only the pictures but the fabulous and strong rhyming verses throughout. It certainly had me giggling.
I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My daughter said this book is so funny, about all the animals showing up at the house, causing all sorts of mischiefs. Some are on the toilet, some frying eggs, some cutting hair, Others are doing gardening, driving the car, giving swim lessons, teaching school, delivering letters, baking bread, all sort of jobs. The big question is if all the animals are here at the house, who's at the zoo? (Psst, please don't feed the grown- ups )
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an electronic copy to read and review. I love love love this book! The rhyming is so fun to read aloud - my kids were laughing the entire time. Imagine everything that people do, and replace it with a whole variety of zoo animals! But, if the animals are in the community - who is at the zoo? Kids will be sure to love the pictures of animals doing silly things (well, silly for animals).
Oh my goodness, this book is absolutely adorable. I loved that the story was actually clever (I'm sorry, but most kiddo books are not in my honest opinion), and the illustrations accompanied everything perfectly. This is definitely a book that would be FUN for parent and kiddo alike and would make a great addition to anyone's young library. I will be purchasing it myself!