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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. ...more
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. ...more
Do you look forward to visiting the zoo and seeing all of the unique animals there? Some zoos have so many animals to see, it’s hard to take them all in. From alligators, giraffes, hyenas, and monkeys, to rhinos, unicorns, and oh wait… those doesn’t exist (even if one little girl wishes they did)!
Zoos are fun ...more
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.
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)] ...more
Fantastically funny and the kids will love guessing what each animal is. ...more