A wonderful new counting book from Judith Kerr, the best-selling author of the Mog series and The Tiger Who Came to Tea. "One moonlit, magical night in the zoo An elephant jumped in the air and flew. But nobody knew." It's only once all the visitors have gone home that the real fun starts in the Zoo! Follow all the animals throughout the night in this gorgeous picture book and find out what mischief they get into.
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Judith Kerr was born in Berlin, the daughter of a distinguished German writer. She left Germany with her family in 1933 to escape from the Nazis and they arrived in England in 1936, having spent the intervening years in Switzerland and France. She has a daughter who is a designer and a son who is a novelist. Judith lives in London.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-K—Children can count from 1 to 10 by viewing the antics of zoo animals. The author uses a multitude of words that rhyme with zoo (flew, kangaroo, gnu, stew) to describe the secret nighttime activities of these familiar creatures. However, this constant rhyme begins to sound silly and tedious. "Four bears cooked a squid and squidgeberry stew/Which turned five flamingos/from pink to blue." The culminating spread shows all of the animals grouped by their respective number for a final counting exercise. Pale pastel-colored pencil artwork looks washed out despite the action-filled poses. The text font is large, and words are simple enough for beginning readers. This is merely supplemental to the many outstanding counting books that are currently available.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
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Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Next day dispatch from the UK (Mon-Fri). Please contact us with any queries. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000436420