Zoo on the Moon

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Pub Date 01 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 31 Jul 2022

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What can you find in a zoo on the moon? This amusing picture book invites young readers to visit the amazing imaginary animals that live on the moon. They’ll meet laughing giraffes, sock-wearing camels, and even penguins that look like snails. Readers will be challenged to imagine creative creatures that are truly out of this world. This whimsical book in rhyme is sure to keep kids laughing—and turning the pages.

What can you find in a zoo on the moon? This amusing picture book invites young readers to visit the amazing imaginary animals that live on the moon. They’ll meet laughing giraffes, sock-wearing...

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ISBN 9781508199038
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Zoo on the Moon is a fun, fantastical tale of the strange creatures living on the moon! I really loved how creative the animals were and the great, wacky illustrations that went with them! Reminded me of Dr. Seuss!

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los animales súper normales que viven en la luna y son libres, amé mucho eso.

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Fans of Dr. Seuss and his crazy made up characters will love Zoo on the Moon by David Walker. This funny, rhyming picture book tells of all of the crazy creatures you might find in a zoo on the moon. The animals generally look/have features that they would have on Earth, but with other random things added or parts removed, such as elephants with faces on the tails, snakes with ears all over their body and hippos with only 2 legs and one eye. There are also silly circumstances that these animals find themselves in, such as using chopsticks, sunbathing with mustard and being stuck in buckets. This book is sure to draw kids in with the funny pictures and silly ideas. I could also see it being a great jumping off point for writing their own silly stories and stretching their imaginations. I would recommend this book to parents and teachers of children in the age 4-9 range. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!

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Hop on a rocket to visit the Zoo on the Moon! You'll see many wacky animals on your trip there. Some might seem familiar but take a look closer and see that they're truly silly!

I'll be honest and say that some of the made-up animals were a bit creepy and weird for my taste but I know with absolute certainty that my young students would LOVE this book. All the wacky animals would have them howling with laughter. The illustrations would keep them captivated for a long time and would encourage them to read the words that match the silly pictures. This book would be a great book for a silly writing prompt about animals!

Thank you NetGalley and Windmill books for the advanced copy. All opinions are my own.

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Zoo on the Moon is an adorable book about "moonagerie" of strange creatures! Any lover of Dr. Seuss will be a fan of this book. The rhyming, illustrations, and the creativity really bring the animals to life. I think this book is perfect for any preschool/elementary school teacher, parents, or anyone with small children. My 2.5 year old thought it was hilarious and wishes she could take a rocket to the moon.

Thank you NetGalley and Windmill Books!

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There are many ways this imaginative book about animals in a zoo on the moon could be used in classrooms. Kids could make up their own animals mixing up body parts and being creative. I really liked the story and art.

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Well, for a silly and frivolous nonsense poem this does very well. The moon has a zoo, and through this rhymed book we see a lot of the absolutely absurd animals that are up there – from the rhino with hedgehogs for feet to the two-headed penguins and back. The verse is done really well, although of course the scope for word play should make the meter and rhymes even easier to come up with. I guess this is four stars, although I'm not the genre's hugest fan, and I don't see this getting that many re-reads. It could only work as an inspiration for our own wacky animal creations as well, so it will definitely have mileage, if no lifetime fans.

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Cute story! Davis Walker has written and illustrated a sure to tickle littles imaginations book. Kids will likely continue to add their own alien creatures to the moon zoo, and dream of one day visiting. Nice art prompt, too! Kids can draw their own beasties after the story. Fun for pre to 2nd grade.

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My five year old daughter thought the moon animals were hilarious! She loved this quick read and asked to read it again immediately after finishing!

Thank you Netgalley and West 44 Books for the digital arc in exchange for an honest review.

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Creative and silly, this would be a fun book to use in the classroom where children create their own animal for the zoo on the moon.

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This is a wonderful, creative story! Great illustrations accompany the fun story! Animal loving kids and adults will enjoy reading this fun book together!

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Zoo on the Moon is a wild and zany picture book full of silly make believe animals that live on the moon. I instantly was reminded of my own childhood reading quirky nonsensical Dr. Seuss books with fun lyrical rhymes. This would be such a fun read aloud as a bedtime story at home or for carpet time in the classroom. Teachers could build a lesson and have students create their own moon animal complete with a sentence and illustration. I can definitely see little ones giggling at the imaginings of this story.

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The Zoo on the Moon is filled with strange creatures like turtles with false teeth, elephants with faces on their tails, giggling giraffes stuck in buckets, and sunbathing hot dogs with mustard for sunblock. No humans have ever gotten a look before now and kids sure get an eyeful!

Whimsical and fun, Zoo on the Moon is adorable and fun to read. I love books with a sense of humor for young kids, as they can get the giggles starting between parent and child. This book is well illustrated and is sure to be cherished. I could see it being used by teachers as a lesson plan for imaginative drawing and writing, or by a librarian during story time. Zoo on the Moon is a book that I would recommend to readers, young and old.

Disclaimer: I was given an Advanced Reader's Copy of Zoo on the Moon by NetGalley and the publisher, Windmill Books. The decision to read and review this children's book was entirely my own.

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