Parents' Guide to

Wild About Books

By Marigny Dupuy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Determined librarian gets zoo animals reading.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

Not just my kids love with it, but their grandmothers do too!

We are a reading family, and so this book is PERFECT. The rhyme is amazing-- very Suessian. You can really see the influence Suess has on the story, yet it has a real flair that is great. It is a little long, though, so an active 2 year old may not e interested. It is so catchy that we read it several times a day sometimes and the girls want me to repeat some of the pages.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

With illustrations by the creator of the popular Arthur books, this cheerful rhyming story celebrates several things simultaneously: animals, books and reading, story writing, and libraries. Young kids will not be surprised to find animals reading books and writing their own stories because the line between themselves and the sweet, smiling animals in the story is a thin one.

The author uses many well-known stories to highlight the animals' enjoyment. From The Cat in the Hat and Goodnight Moon, to The Wizard of Oz and Harry Potter, the animals appreciate the same books loved by kids. There is some humor in the story that's strictly for the adult readers. For example, there's a scorpion book reviewer who gives "a stinging review" to whatever it reads and a Zoolitzer Prize awarded to a hippo's memoir.

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