Thursday, September 1, 2011

Zoozical by Judy Sierra

Nobody is visiting the animals at the zoo because it's winter.  They are bored and depressed.  What can do they to cheer each up?

This children's picture book was published the first part of August and is available at your local bookstore now.  Alfred A Knopf Books for Young Readers sent me a copy for review (thank you).

This a fun book for children.  Marc Brown's illustrations are always colorful and whimsical and his zoo animals are great!

Ms. Sierra does an excellent job of drawing a child into the story.  All the animals are sitting around being bored and all of a sudden a baby hippo and kangaroo start hip-hopping, toe-tapping, and rap-rocking.  Pretty soon everyone is involved!

If your child likes music or is artistic in any way, this book will appeal to them.  If not, it's still a good read.  You get to watch the animals put things together for a performance.  They invite the patrons to come see the show and everyone has a good time!

Why not let your little one sing and dance for you?  Maybe with a little help from you they could dress up, too.  This book should give you some good ideas on how to accomplish that.  It's also great for read aloud.  Get a copy!

Happy reading.

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