Thursday, April 8, 2010
When Lulu Went to the Zoo, by Andy Ellis
What child hasn't dreamed of letting all the animals at the zoo out of their cages? Or wished they could take the capybaras and giraffe home with them? In that light, this story will appeal to most youngsters. Lulu is a cutie, and the pictures are fun, although a bit odd in places (are those ears or horns on the monkeys?) If used for story time, the reader might want to practice a bit first, as the rhyming text changes rhythm frequently.