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3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  71 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Bold lions roaring, wrinkly elephants mud-wallowing, and stripy zebras fast-galloping are just a few of the wild animals captured in the rollicking rhymes of this enchanting picture book. Ayliffe's bold cut-paper artwork of creatures and their habitats perfectly complement Mayo's ability to bring animals to life through vibrant language. A wonderful read-aloud!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Carolrhoda Books (first published September 7th 2006)
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May 15, 2017 Hope rated it liked it
Shelves: skylars-shelf
A cute book, with alliteration and many animals.
Xochitl Rocha
Mar 07, 2017 Xochitl Rocha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: storytime
Huge hit - great for an animal theme storytime.
Lindsey Mineweaser
Mar 18, 2015 Lindsey Mineweaser rated it it was amazing
This book consists of many different kinds of animals. There is one animal per page and the book gives a little detail about each one. This book allows the reader to become familiar with the animals and discover what they are like and what they do. At the end of the book, there is a page that shows all of the animals sleeping in their different habitats. There is also a closer up picture of all of the animals together.

This book does a wonderful job of integrating the text with the illustrations
Sep 19, 2008 Kelly rated it liked it
Roar couples illustrations of brightly-colored wild animals in their habitats with free form sentences that complements the activity on the page. The poetic text uses inventive gerunds to introduce facts about the animals and their behavior (“Tall giraffes love stretch, stretch, stretching, long necks going up…up…reaching, black tongues flicking, lips leaf picking, so stretch tall giraffes, stretch!”), giving pre-schoolers a glimpse of elephants wallowing, tigers prowling, and pandas munching, a ...more
Crystal Galliford
Aug 27, 2014 Crystal Galliford rated it it was amazing
This book is very good. The illustrations are very eye catching and aesthetically pleasing to young children. The poetic nature of the books gives great information to children that is catchy and easy to understand. It also works great to teach children about animals and what sounds they make. I read this with my preschoolers and they loved it. They ask me to read it daily now. Great book!
Mar 23, 2013 Rachel rated it it was amazing
My two year old loves this book. We don't really read the actual text, but we talk about the what the animals are doing, and he loves to count the animals. Fun illustrations for your little animal-lover.
I don't know, the kid likes it (25 months) but I reckon it's a stretch. Not least because at the end there are kangaroos hopping about on the plains with the lions, hippos and pandas. Humph. Not the best in this series.
Sierra Watts
This is a good book to use when teaching children about animals and they traits.
Erin Gunderson
This would be a fun one to have the kids act out. Definitely keeping in mind for a future storytime.
The Library Lady
Oct 30, 2007 The Library Lady rated it really liked it
Fun pictures, lots of opportunity for the kids to join in as lions "roar" pandas "munch" and leopards "climb" and much more. This one should be a blast at story hour!
Laura Z
Jan 08, 2012 Laura Z rated it really liked it
Love the fun, bright illustrations!
Jul 15, 2010 Laura rated it it was amazing
Shelves: juvenile, poetry
This book is poetry for youngsters and I love it.
Jennifer Barczak
Oct 10, 2012 Jennifer Barczak rated it liked it
Shelves: storytime-books
Read it for Toddler Time-a bit hard to read for a group-they like it but didn't love it.
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Aug 22, 2011 Morbus Iff rated it liked it
Shelves: read-to-kids
One of the earliest books we ever read you. Jaunts to YouTube to see reality.
Apr 16, 2008 Karl rated it it was amazing
Great fun, with lots of yelling.
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For the Romance novelist see: Margaret Mayo

Margaret Mary Cumming was born 10 May 1935 in London, England, the daughter of William John and Anna (Macleod) Cumming. On 28 July 1958, she married Peter Robin Mayo, a university lectured, and they had three children: Roderick, Katrina and Andrew.

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