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A Children's Zoo

By Megan Potter, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Peek in the zoo good for preschoolers.

Book Tana Hoban Learning 1985
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The black pages of this book -- with bold white text on one side and color photos on the other -- will catch and hold a toddler's attention, but probably not for long. A CHILDREN'S ZOO is a transitional book that will help carry young children from the more simplistic board-book format to more detailed and text-oriented picture books. Each word enhances the photographs, adding movement and color to the frozen images.

The format will help the very young learn, understand, and use descriptive language, while slightly older children can guess which animal is being described. A chart on the final page includes each animal's country of origin, natural habitat, and diet.

Book Details

  • Author: Tana Hoban
  • Illustrator: Tana Hoban
  • Genre: Learning
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: William Morrow
  • Publication date: January 1, 1985
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 7
  • Number of pages: 24
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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