Zoo-Lookingby Published 01 Jan 1995
Best-selling author Mem Fox celebrates a special father-daughter day in this visually stunning picture bookSpend a day at the zoo. There's so much to see: the tiger with the stripes across its back, the panther with its coat of shiny black, the zebra whose tail goes whack!
The rhythmic text by Men Fox is filled with surprises and reflects all the playfulness and warmth found in family relationships. The texture and glowing colors of Candace Whitman's torn paper collages bring all the animals, exotic and familiar, to life.
Not overly impressed with this book. We adore the book "Time for Bed" by Mem Fox, so I hoped we'd enjoy this just as much. The narrative is rhyming, but just not that engaging and the illustrations are just fuzzy, not bad, but not great either.
This is a good book to get kids thinking about the characteristics of different animals. Easy language, which would make it a suitable science-connections book for ESOL students.
This colorful book is wonderful for early readers learning about different animals.
This kind of torn paper art really does nothing for me. I can appreciate the layouts and that it's skillfully done, but I like either precision in representational art of complete abstraction (cartoon art is exempt from this standard).
This is a book about a girl who goes to the zoo. I though that the story itself was ok.... but I would definitely use this book in my class to teach about different writing crafting techniques. The author uses a lot of hyphenated words so I would teach about hyphens and also repeats phrases a lot throughout the story.