~Written by Julia Dweck
~Illustrated by Doug Jones
"The very best part of our Zippity-Zoo
Is you can become any creature you view.
So what type of animal suits you the best--
On land or in sea, from the east to the west?”
Mr. McGranimals is no ordinary zookeeper and Zippity-Zoo is no ordinary zoo. A day at the zoo turns into a magical adventure for young Ryan when he finds out that the visitors can turn into any creature they choose. When Ryan wishes to become a giraffe, he doesn’t realize the challenges or rewards he’ll face. This rhyming romp will have young listeners reading and laughing along from beginning to end. Young zoologists will enjoy Mrs. Dweck’s true and amazing giraffe facts at the end of the book. (Amazon)
Children love to pretend, but Ryan gets more than he bargained for when he visits Zippity-Zoo and actually turns into a giraffe. Now, Ryan must learn to be a clever giraffe in order to survive the several challenges he faces. If he's lucky he might just make a few new animal friends along the way.
Author, Julia Dweck uses zany rhyme which combined with the colorfully amusing illustrations by Doug Jones create the perfect combination for a hilarious story children will love to hear again and again.
Amid the humor, Zippity-Zoo, also teaches the value of being kind and helping others and just when children think they've reached the end of the story they will find games and fun facts about giraffes.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of Zippity-Zoo. Available November 26, 2013 on Amazon.com.