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The Zoo I Drew

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Staff Pick

The Zoo I Drew is a rhyming ABC book of animals, with pictures of cute and kinda funny lookin' wildlife! My favorite page is for X! Read a zoo today!
Recommended by Jill S., Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The cutest, cleverest animal alphabet book in years!

Filled with graphically bold and laugh-out-loud animal art, The Zoo I Drew takes children on a bright and bumpy tour of the ABCs! Silly rhyming text introduces a menagerie of animals from the scaly alligator to the cuddly koala to the finicky panda to a sadly balding vulture to the X . . . Wait! Has anyone ever found a truly satisfying animal for the letter X? Only the youthful narrator-illustrator of The Zoo I Drew knows.

This book also features a fluted cover—a fancy term for ridges—that makes it visually appealing on the shelf and fun to hold!

Review:

"This animal alphabet book looks promising, starting with its bright red corrugated cover that evokes an old-fashioned sketchbook. The portraits of zoo favorites, set against single color backdrops, are both winsome and graphically bold, bringing to mind rubber bathtub toys. But pictures with this much pop beg for a text with equally memorable verse, and Doodler-actually Todd Harris Goldman (Boys Are Stupid, Throw Rocks at Them!)-does not provide it. The verses rhyme, technically, but the word choices are weak and the rhythms uneven. His lines on the vulture, for example, are clunky: 'With a bald, wrinkled head,/ It's called a bird of prey./ I just don't understand why/ The vulture doesn't wear a wig or toupee.' The text repeatedly falls far short of the book's eye-catching design. Ages 2-5." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Todd H. Doodler is a professional doodler. His doodles can be seen on clothing, paintings, as cartoons, and in fun books. The Zoo I Drew is his first book for children. He divides his time between the sunny states of Florida and California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375852015
Author:
Doodler, Todd H.
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Author:
Goldman, Todd Harris
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Animals - Zoos
Subject:
Concepts - Alphabet
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Zoos
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR
Pages:
56
Dimensions:
10.18x10.32x.50 in. 1.20 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
02-05

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Product details 56 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780375852015 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

The Zoo I Drew is a rhyming ABC book of animals, with pictures of cute and kinda funny lookin' wildlife! My favorite page is for X! Read a zoo today!

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This animal alphabet book looks promising, starting with its bright red corrugated cover that evokes an old-fashioned sketchbook. The portraits of zoo favorites, set against single color backdrops, are both winsome and graphically bold, bringing to mind rubber bathtub toys. But pictures with this much pop beg for a text with equally memorable verse, and Doodler-actually Todd Harris Goldman (Boys Are Stupid, Throw Rocks at Them!)-does not provide it. The verses rhyme, technically, but the word choices are weak and the rhythms uneven. His lines on the vulture, for example, are clunky: 'With a bald, wrinkled head,/ It's called a bird of prey./ I just don't understand why/ The vulture doesn't wear a wig or toupee.' The text repeatedly falls far short of the book's eye-catching design. Ages 2-5." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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