Liz Kazandzhy


Outstanding, Toddler, Preschool, Primary, Zoo, Animals, Humor

Document Type

Book Review


The mischievous monkey Bobo just can't resist stealing the zookeeper’s flashlight. But when he and his koala friend Fifi start playing with it, the flashlight stops working, to which Fifi is quick to respond “You’re in … TROUBLE!” Fifi’s exclamations soon catch the attention of all the zoo animals. They watch as Bobo unsuccessfully tries to fix the flashlight and then frantically runs around asking for help, which only makes the situation worse. Fifi eventually promises not to tattle on Bobo, but only in exchange for some compliments. Finally, when the zookeeper finds the flashlight, it turns out the problem was simple—it just needed new batteries. Bobo is naturally upset that Fifi made him worry about such a small problem, and the final page shows him angrily chasing her while exclaiming “Now you’re in trouble!”