View from a Zoo

View from a Zoo

by Artie Knapp, Sunayana Nair Kanjilal
     
 

While exploring New York City, Thea the house-cat has an epiphany about the relationship between books and the imagination. A captivating and engaging

story for children, whether read aloud by an adult, or as a standalone. View from a Zoo sends a brilliant message to young readers, 3 and up, that the

adventures in reading truly can open doors to the best

Overview

While exploring New York City, Thea the house-cat has an epiphany about the relationship between books and the imagination. A captivating and engaging

story for children, whether read aloud by an adult, or as a standalone. View from a Zoo sends a brilliant message to young readers, 3 and up, that the

adventures in reading truly can open doors to the best adventures of all time.

(A fully illustrated picture book targeted for ages 3-8)

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Enid Portnoy
A white house cat is the main character in this thoughtful animal story which, on the surface, appears to be a story of a discontented or curious cat who decides to escape her environment to have a good look at the wide world. What she finds to her amazement is a variety of sights, sounds, people and bigger animals who open her thoughts and imagination as to what the world has to offer in order to experience a fuller life. One animal, in particular seems to have adjusted to his daily routine because he shows and tells the cat about how books have changed his life. He influences the cat to believe that reading books can open up a world of pleasure and excitement even if you are only a house cat who stays inside all the time, or a lion who lives in an enclosed space in a zoo. Kanjilal’s drawings are lovely and finely drawn with pastel colors that make all the scenes feasts for the eyes. A trip to the zoo might be a nice follow up to reading the book. For older children, an adult might stimulate a discussion of how humans treat wild animals by confining them in limited spaces, and the general topic of treatment of animals and animal rights as a spin off from the story and a zoo visit. Reviewer: Enid Portnoy; Ages 7 to 9.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931308007
Publisher:
MightyBook Inc.
Publication date:
09/04/2013
Pages:
36
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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