“In the city there is a zoo. In the zoo there is a lion. In the lion there is a… dentist [!!!]” So as not to spoil the story, it suffices to say that cumulative stories are almost always a hit with kids since it’s a clever way of building narrative momentum, as well as anticipation for what’s coming next — particularly when they are as fun and well done as this one.
For one little girl, a trip to the zoo turns out more ‘interactive’ than planned when, one by one, the animals approach her to procure various oddjects for them (yes, the animals can talk and they are pretty persuasive too!).
If you tell a restless child specifically not to do something, chances are, he/she will try to do exactly that. So guess what happens when Izzy’s class goes on a trip to the zoo and her teacher warns her NEVER to tickle a tiger. Yup, she tickles the tiger.
Little T has some misgivings about going to the zoo — hence the title Fraidyzoo — but the trouble is, she can’t remember what exactly she’s afraid of. Unlike most parents who will probably give the child some words of reassurance and convince her to join in, Little T’s family approaches the problem somewhat differently…
The penguins in the zoo are having an ordinary day — doing what penguins do with people gawking at them — when they find something that was dropped into the enclosure (it’s not sealed). The curious penguins soon discover that it’s a camera and have some fun with it before putting it back where they found it. The camera is eventually reunited with its owner, a little girl, who gets a pleasant surprise when the roll of film is developed.
Amos works at the zoo and carries out the same routine every day where he would hang out with the elephant, the penguin, the rhino, the turtle and the owl separately, doing a different, special activity with each of them.
Two at the Zoo is a cute book about a boy and his grandpa going to the zoo and counting the different animals that they see. Particularly great for kids who’re close to their grandfathers.
1, 2 at the Zoo is a simple counting book (literally counting only up to two) that has colourful illustrations and big flaps that babies can open easily.