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One Night in the Zoo

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  58 ratings  ·  12 reviews
So, what did the other animals do? You can count on them to astonish you! It's the beginning of an extraordinary night of wild antics, high spirits and unthinkable surprises from all the zoo animals, and still nobody knew --except of course, YOU!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Kane/Miller Book Publishers (first published September 1st 2009)
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Jan 15, 2012 Kerry rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Parent's. Teachers
The first sentence of this book already captures the audience ‘One magical, moonlit night in the zoo’, and leads you the reader wanting to find out more. The book describes all of the things some Zoo animals get up to when the moon is out for example we have an elephant jumping in the air and flying, lions doing card tricks and bears making stews!. Come morning the Zoo keepers are left wondering why the animals are so tired and asking each other what have the animals got up to during the night – ...more
Sharmin Ali
One night in the zoo, the weirdest unexpected things were happening. An elephant jumped in the air and flew, a Kangaroo and crocodile were cycling, lions were doing magic tricks, and bears were cooking and many other strange things. The zoo wasn’t as it was thought to be. The animals were doing all sorts of things. When the sun rises and the zoo keeper comes back, the animals go back to acting as ‘normal’. The zoo keepers say that the animals look so tired what could they have been up to but the ...more
David Walker
This is a light hearted imaginative story on what animals get up to when nobody is looking. It uses rhyming words and keeps the reader uplifted with the turn of the next page. The story comes up with some fascinating activities that the animals undertake when nobody is around. The reoccurring line at the end of each sentence finishes with the same line, making the reader want to raise their voice each time it is repeated.

I would recommend this book for early years and I think it is fun for a gro
Counting book good to read with a child.
What do animals do at night in the zoo? Kerr imagines a whimsical and fun evening for a variety of zoo animals. The final page of the story reviews the animals and reinforces counting concepts.

This will appeal to the preschool set as a lovely bedtime story. I didn't love the illustrations -- the lions and bears looked a bit too much like people in costumes and the soft colors, which soothing, lack the whimsy of the rhymes. Recommended for public library collections.
What do animals do when the zoo is closed? This counting books describes the antics and games of zoo animals that "Nobody knows" about.
Numerous spelling variations for the "oo" sound will appeal to primary teachers.
Sarah BT
Beautiful illustrations that are soft and colorful-perfect for bedtime. It's a counting book combined with animals and some fun antics about a moonlit night. This would be great for storytime!

One magical night an elephant jumped in the air and flew. Wild antics, high spirits and silly games of the other zoo animals also occur. Will anyone find out?
Tara Calaby
The illustration in this one is interesting and a little unusual, because it's all done in pencil. Nice, though. Unfortunately, the rhymes are rather clunky.
Fun book for children. It teaches numbers whilst telling a nice story about what zoo animals do at night.
Phonological awareness. Number recognition. Good for storytime.
lucy by the sea
Cute, but no story. I miss Mog so much.
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Judith Kerr is a German-born British writer and illustrator who has created both enduring picture books such as the Mog series and The Tiger Who Came To Tea and acclaimed novels for older children such as the autobiographical When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit which give a child's-eye view of the Second World War.

Kerr was born in Berlin but left Germany wi
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