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Animal Strike at the Zoo. It's True!
Contributor(s): Wilson, Karma (Author), Spengler, Margaret (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0060575026     ISBN-13: 9780060575021
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2006
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Annotation: Bestselling author Wilson has created a zoo where it's anything "but" business as usual, while Spengler's lively pastels depict an unforgettable cast of characters. Full color.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - Zoos
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2005014514
Lexile Measure: 490 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 10.2" W x 8.8" (0.90 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 110312
Reading Level: 2.6   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
There's an animal strike at the zoo

oh no, oh my

What's a zookeeper to do when the lions and tigers and bears refuse to roar and prowl and growl? And when little Sue, who has been waiting all year for this trip to the zoo, enters the gate, will the animals decide to give their strike a break?

Karma Wilson's fun, playful text paired with Margaret Spengler's bright and lively pastels create an unforgettable, irresistible zoo of chaos and fun


Contributor Bio(s): Wilson, Karma: -

Karma Wilson is the bestselling author of Bear Snores On and Bear Wants More, both illustrated by Jane Chapman, as well as Mama Always Comes Home, illustrated by Brooke Dyer. She lives with her family in northern Idaho.

Spengler, Margaret: -

Margaret Spengler is the illustrator of Animal Strike at the Zoo. it's true! by Karma Wilson, Dawdle Duckling and Little Loon and Papa by Toni Buzzeo, and Storm is Coming! by Heather Tekavec. Margaret and her husband, Ken, live with their son, Matthew, in Sacramento, California.



Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2006 Fall)
The elephants won't trumpet, the monkeys won't monkey around, and the eagles aren't soaring. Though the zookeeper tries to meet the strikers' demands, it is the tears of one disappointed little customer that change everything. Bright pastels show expressive animal faces, and Wilson's jaunty rhyming text gives articulation to the silliness of it all. Copyright 2006 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2006 June)

PreS-Gr 3 -A rhyming, rhythmic, and lyrical charmer about zoo animals going on strike. It all starts when the elephants complain, "We're paid only peanuts!" All of the animals follow suit, reminiscent of Doreen Cronin's Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (S & S, 2000). The monkeys demand, "We want a nice pool in our pen!," the zebras demand root-beer floats, and the giraffes are wearing turtleneck sweaters "from their heads to the floor..." as camouflage. All is chaos as the zookeeper must pacify the animals, and there appears to be no end in sight until a first-time visitor burst into tears. It is only then, in a loud hush, that it becomes apparent to the residents just how important their job really is. The pages are bursting with color, whimsical expressions abound, and loads of laughter will be shared by all.-Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL

[Page 130]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
 
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