[Best picture books] ZOO
The Best Children’s Picture Books about the Zoo (source: GoodReads and Amazon):
– Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell,
– Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann,
– If I ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss,
– Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak.
New in this category: ‘Help to Save the Zoo Trip’ by Tessa Tanda.
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
Answering a child’s request, the zoo keeps sending a wide assortment of animals until they find the perfect pet
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
It’s bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or are they? Who’s that short, furry guy with the keys in his hand and the mischievous grin?
Sneak along behind the zookeeper’s back and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous good-night romp.
If I ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss
“It’s a pretty good zoo,” said young Gerald McGrew, “and the fellow who runs it seems proud of it, too.” But if Gerald ran the zoo, the New Zoo, McGrew Zoo, he’d see to making a change or two: “So I’d open each cage. I’d unlock every pen, let the animals go, and start over again.”
Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak
One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him ‘Wild Thing’ and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max’s room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are.
‘Help to Save the Zoo Trip’ by Tessa Tanda
Someone left the gates at the zoo open and all the animals escaped. Can you help find them and also answer a lot of other fun questions about animals?