Saturday, January 23, 2010

Inside a Zoo in the City

Inside a Zoo in the City
By: Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Illustrated By: Tedd Arnold
Scholastic Inc.
October 2000
Ages: 4-7 years.
Approx. 20-25 pages

This book has a fun, lilting quality to it with rhymes that are reminiscent of "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly". It's about a group of zoo animals that wake each other up at their homes in the city in order to get themselves down to the zoo before it opens!
Who Would Benefit From Reading This Book?
Any child or grown-up for that matter who loves animals, the zoo, or the unique illustrating genius of Tedd Arnold will love this book. it introduces a wide variety of animals to young children that will help them become more familiar different types of wild animals.
What problemsor conflicts do you see this book potentially causing?
I do not see this book causing any problems.
My Reaction
While I love this book and the uniquness that it brings to the world of Children's Literature, I find it a little bit repetitive. It seems to drag on and on while it takes it's time introducing the different animals.

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