Inside a Zoo in the City (Read along Stories)

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A squawking parrot wakes a stalking tiger and disturbs the sleep of a lion that roars...and a symphony of chattering and barking ensues, as all the animals race from the dormitory where they live to the zoo in time to greet the visitors. Following the style of The House That Jack Built, this third title in a series that includes Inside a Barn in the Country and Inside a House That Is Haunted uses picture words to encourage young children to ³read² along with the text. Alyssa Satin Capucilli¹s delightful story and...
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Overview

A squawking parrot wakes a stalking tiger and disturbs the sleep of a lion that roars...and a symphony of chattering and barking ensues, as all the animals race from the dormitory where they live to the zoo in time to greet the visitors. Following the style of The House That Jack Built, this third title in a series that includes Inside a Barn in the Country and Inside a House That Is Haunted uses picture words to encourage young children to ³read² along with the text. Alyssa Satin Capucilli¹s delightful story and Tedd Arnold¹s hilarious illustrations will make this book a favorite among beginning readers.

A cumulative rhyme featuring rebuses, in which a parrot, a tiger, a lion, a peacock, and other inhabitants of a city zoo wake up and startle each other.

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Children's Literature
"Here is the (parrot) that stretched and squawked that woke up the (tiger) that growled and stalked that woke up the (lion) starting to roar that woke up the (peacock)who paraded next door..." Written in catchy rhymes and with a lot of repetition, this funny story about a zoo in the city describes how one animal wakes up the next. Finally, they all arrive together at the zoo gate, just in time to wake up the zookeeper and to get ready for the first zoo visitors. But by the time the first visitors arrive, all the animals are fast asleep again. With each repetition of a rhyme, the animal's name is replaced by an insert of the animal's picture, so that children can use these pictures to read along. The colorful, whole-page illustrations are quite silly and amusing. A book to share with children for fun and giggles. 2000, Cartwheel Books/Scholastic, $11.95. Ages 2 to 6. Reviewer: Ute Krappen-Clancy
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PreS-Gr 2-Capucilli's progressive rebus story, la "The House That Jack Built," features various animals awakening, getting ready, and making their way across town to the zoo just in time to assume their places before the gates open to the public. The verse takes on the familiar structure, "Here is the parrot that stretched/and squawked/that woke up the tiger that/growled and stalked/that woke up the lion/starting to roar-." Arnold's detailed illustrations add dimension and interest to the story, from his image of a large alarm clock striking five as the parrot jolts up in bed to the lion growling at the table while eating fried eggs and spilling coffee. The silliness of the plot is reinforced with the popping bug eyes of all the animals that end the tale by lounging in the various zoo habitats. This fun, cumulative story, similar to this creative team's Inside a Barn in the Country (Scholastic, 1995), will help preschoolers develop a sense of progression and give emerging readers a boost of confidence.-Laura Scott, Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham, MI Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780590997157
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/26/2000
  • Series: Read along Stories
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Alyssa Capucilli

Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the author of the popular books about the little yellow puppy named Biscuit. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. You can

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