Jess Verzello


Excellent, Toddler, Preschool, Primary, Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle, Zoo Animals, Brown Bear, Rhymes, Board Book

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Book Review


This fun Brown Bear series book changes things up a bit and asks what each animal hears rather than sees. With an exotic array of animals from a snorting hippopotamus, fluting flamingo, braying zebra, trumpeting elephant, to a bellowing walrus kids will love to read this book aloud and make each noise. It turns out the all these animals live in the zoo together and the zookeeper hears the children imitating each animal. This durable board book is perfect for toddlers to primary kids as they will never tire of the beautiful illustrations and the fun noises each animal makes. This book may also inspire parents and schools to schedule a field trip to the local zoo for an interactive learning experience. The bright, contrasting colors of this book will capture young readers’ attention and make for a great read each night before bed.