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A girl is afraid to go back to the zoo so her sister and parent act out different animals that could possibly be the culprit. When none of them are scary they decide to go to the zoo the next day.
The illustrations are so beautiful in this book. From the close up of the scared girl's face to the intricate rhino costume the family makes and wears. They truly are works of art and they capture the love this family has for each other an ...more
The family in this book is the family I am trying to create. They changed their plan because the youngest got spooked, but DIDN'T just drop the subject. Nope, they spent a day trying to figure it out, using real things that congregate in homes with children. It's real. And beautifully done. Will be purchasing.
The costumes are fantastically elaborate. The illustrations are great fun to explore, figuring out not only what animal they're dressed up as, but also what it's made out of and how it's held together. The whole family gets involved: mom, dad, sister, and even ...more
It's fun to figure out which animal they are making, and might even inspire readers to do the same.
This doesn't have the normal alphabet book format with the letter and word on each page. Sometimes there are multiple animals per page. Som ...more
First off, this family is super-imaginative and creative, but they have way too much time on their hands (or cardboard boxes... maybe both). Fun to guess which animal they are thinking of, and then a surprise twist at the end when they do make it to the zoo keeps the story interesting. Though the illustrations also help as they suit the story perfectly.
Fantastically funny and the kids will love guessing what each animal is.
The homemade costumes depicted here are amazing. They vary in detail and realism, but they're the real delight of the book.
(view spoiler)[I wasn't sure about the ending? I felt better about it with the illustration of the "scary" lady standing with the family like they were friends now, though T's sibling was still hiding a little. (hide spoiler)]
The charming text is about a family planning a trip to the zoo but little T is reluctant to go. Little T cannot remember what from the families last visit to the zoo scared her. To help ease the stress and uncover the terrifying animal her the family uses household items to creatively recreate potentially scary animals from t ...more