'Twas the Day Before Zoo Day

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This delightful adaptation of the children's classic, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," takes readers to the zoo, as preparations are under way for "Zoo Day." But things aren't going according to plan . . . The llamas won't quit spitting, the giraffes are drooling, and the zebras aren't happy at all with their stripes. Meanwhile, the zookeepers are scurrying this way and that, cleaning up poop, ringing mealtime bells, and trying to get the animals bathed. But are the naughty elephants listening? Not a chance. ...
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Overview

This delightful adaptation of the children's classic, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," takes readers to the zoo, as preparations are under way for "Zoo Day." But things aren't going according to plan . . . The llamas won't quit spitting, the giraffes are drooling, and the zebras aren't happy at all with their stripes. Meanwhile, the zookeepers are scurrying this way and that, cleaning up poop, ringing mealtime bells, and trying to get the animals bathed. But are the naughty elephants listening? Not a chance. And if that weren't bad enough, a poor alligator mistakes a bee for a fly, and instead of eating supper, he gets stung in the eye! Does it all work out? Will the zookeepers end up spending the night at the zoo? Will "Zoo Day" go off without a hitch, or will the dancing monkeys take over?
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PreS-Gr 2- The zookeepers are busy getting ready for Zoo Day. They are cleaning cages and bathing and feeding the animals. Some of the creatures, like recalcitrant children, are ill-behaved. The llamas are spitting, the giraffes are slurping. "While out in the dirt, naughty elephants rolled,/not listening at all to what they'd been told./They frolicked in mud to cool down from the sun./Their trunks became sprinklers and soaked everyone." Finally, the sun goes down and the workers go home. The next morning, the animals and their babies prepare themselves for the crowds of children arriving on yellow buses. This silly, slight story ends abruptly with the zookeepers standing at the gates while the children enter the zoo. Large color cartoon illustrations support the text. Back matter has a fill-in matching activity, some "animal fun facts," and a writing exercise about zookeepers. A secondary purchase at best.-Linda Staskus, Parma Regional Library, OH

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934359082
  • Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/10/2008
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 559,743
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Ipcizade (pronounced ip-chi-zah'-deh) ('Twas the Day Before Zoo Day) has written for numerous publications, both in print and on-line, and also works as an assistant editor for Thirteen Minutes Magazine. In addition to writing and blogging, Catherine likes to spend time with her husband and two children, cozy up with a good book, spend time in the kitchen cooking and baking, and practicing photography. Catherine is a member of SCBWI and volunteers for The Little Owl Mentoring Program, a program that pairs published writers with high school students who wish to be writers. In addition to 'Twas the Day Before Zoo Day, she also has also written African Animals: Giraffes; African Animals: Lions; and African Animals: Zebras. Catherine and her family live in southern California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2008

    Fun reading

    I read this book to my granddaughter and she loved it. She smiled and laughed as I read the book to her. Even I learned new information about some of the animals that I did not know before. Great story line, illustrations and animal facts.

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    Posted November 15, 2007

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    My daughter loves this book. It is fun to read and informative as well.

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