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Inside a Zoo in the City

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A squawking parrot wakes a colorful cast of sleeping creatures, and a symphony of chattering and barking ensues! This jolly story is told with picture words that invite young kids to "read" along. The combination of playful text and humorous illustrations will make this a favorite among emergent readers.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 5th 2000 by Cartwheel Books
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Sarah Sammis
Dec 21, 2009 Sarah Sammis rated it really liked it
Shelves: pc, read-in-2009
I'm not a fan of rebus style stories. Nor am I a much of a fan of the House That Jack Built type of story. There are exceptions to both of course, and Inside a Zoo in the City by Alyssa Satin Capucilli is one of those.

This rebus book begins in the wee hours of the morning as various exotic animals wake up and make their commute to work. Where do they work? The zoo, of course.

The book works for me for a number of reasons. The first is its length: short by the standard of this type of book. Next,
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Yulia
Oct 01, 2012 Yulia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
The third book in the "read along" series by Alyssa Capucilli. Fun read, fun pictures, my kids love it!
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Feb 27, 2013 Beverly rated it really liked it
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I like Arnold's rotund animals
Joni
Dec 30, 2007 Joni rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
This is a rebus book. It was nice when the boys were learning to read. And it's funny too.
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Alyssa Satin Capucilli was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1957. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, and pursued her interest in dance, becoming a professional dancer and dance instructor. Though Capucilli had written stories, poems, and even puppet shows as a child, she didn't consider a career as a writer until after her own two children were born. To this day she sees herself as both a da ...more
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