The animals are introduced in a family setting, without bars or zookeepers. Lion babies relax with their mother and father on one page, a zebra colt frolics with a parent by moonlight on another, while a baby elephant endures a bath on another. The 1940s illustrations have a pleasant, vintage style. The text is simple and age-appropriate. The words are accompanied by delightful smaller images to interest children.
This book is made for very early readers. Perfect for sounding out words (with or without help), At the Zoo is crafted to be highly educational. It is sure to instill a love of reading in very young children.