Now that the weather is finally improving, we have been making a lot more trips to the zoo! Little M, Baby M and I love walking around and learning about the different animals. So it’s no wonder that these picture books about the zoo are favorites in our house!
In Xander’s Panda Party, written by Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park and illustrated by Matt Phelan, Xander the Panda takes great pains to plan the perfect birthday party – but he has a little trouble with the guest list!
Fraidyzoo, by Thyra Heder, is a beautifully illustrated and imaginative book that is part picture book, part alphabet story and part animal guessing game. It is sure to keep kids of all ages entertained as read along to find out why Little T is afraid to go back to the zoo and try to guess the animals as her family dresses in homemade costumes and acts out as zoo animals.
Good Night Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann, is a favorite around here. Little M and I have read it countless times and now Baby M enjoys reading along with us. We follow the tale of this cute and mischievous gorilla in the zoo who lets out the animals out and follows zookeeper home to bed.
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