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The Zoo I Drewby Todd H. Doodler
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!
Synopses & Reviews
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!
"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.
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