Author: Judy Sierra
Pictures: Marc Brown
Publisher: Knoff Books
Publication Date: August 9th, 2011
Rating: 5 stars
"Zoo-Zi-cal, n. a song-and-dance extravaganza performed by the denizens of a zoo."
When I opened up the cover of ZooZical and found Dr. Seuss-style poetry filled the pages, I knew I'd found a gem.
Just when the zoo starts to feel lonely and depressing because of the cold winter weather and lack of visitors, a small hippo and baby kangaroo get an idea. They can had a hip-hopping and toe-tapping time all over the zoo. In fact, they can put on a ZooZical!
Positive Elements: The pages are full of humor and references to traditional children's songs. The rhyming words are original and give the poem a more mature sound. The pictures are bright and very, very detailed; you'll want to stop every page and take in everything that is happening.
Negative Elements: I did not find anything I felt was negative in this work; three cheers for author Judy Sierra!
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