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If Anything Ever Goes Wrong at the Zoo
     

If Anything Ever Goes Wrong at the Zoo

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by Mary Jean Hendrick, Jane Dyer (Illustrator)
 

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After a young girl tells the zookeepers to send the animals to her house should anything go wrong at the zoo, a series of zoo emergencies results in some unusual houseguests for the girl and her family.

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After a young girl tells the zookeepers to send the animals to her house should anything go wrong at the zoo, a series of zoo emergencies results in some unusual houseguests for the girl and her family.

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr2-- Leslie visits the zoo every Saturday, but her mother is unaware that as her daughter talks with the animals' keepers, she offers to take in the animals ``if anything ever goes wrong at the zoo.'' When heavy rains cause flooding, the keepers remember Leslie's offer and escort their charges to her house. Her bewildered mother grants them refuge, but reminds Leslie to check first before inviting friends over the next time. A crisp and conversational text makes this a great choice for reading aloud, and children will be quick to anticipate the animals' arrival. Dyer's spirited watercolors skillfully capture the understated humor and add sparkle to a winning tale. --Lori A. Janick, Parkwood Elementary School, Pasadena, TX
Kathryn Broderick
Leslie and her mother visit the zoo every Saturday, and on these weekly visits Leslie makes it perfectly clear to the zookeepers that her home is always available to shelter the animals--if ever a need arises. As she explains, her house has a fenced yard for the zebras, a swing set for the monkeys, and a very large garage for the elephants. Which is a good thing, because one rainy evening, the zookeepers take Leslie up on her innocent offer. As the zoo floods, Leslie and her mother make room for all the animals Leslie invited--and many more. The next morning the animals return to the zoo, and mother gently admonishes daughter, reminding Leslie to ask before she invites friends over again. Dyer's lovely watercolors add the perfect feel to this quiet, beautiful book for people who love and respect animals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152380076
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/28/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author


JANE DYER has illustrated many well-loved picture books, including Move Over, Rover!, a Geisel Honor Book written by Karen Beaumont; Oh My Baby, Little One, an ABA Pick of the Lists and Parent's Choice Recommended Book written by Kathi Appelt; and the bestselling classic Time for Bed by Mem Fox. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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If Anything Ever Goes Wrong at the Zoo 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Can you imagine having the zoo animals come to your house for an overnight stay? My four year old and I could for sure. We both loved this book! We got it from the library today and I've already logged on to purchase a copy. It is just the right length for bedtime and offers just the right amount of nonsense to kick start the imagination.