Title: Zoo DoingsZoo Doings
Author: Jack Prelutsky
Illustrator: Paul O. Zelinsky
Pages: 78
Recommended Ages: 7 & up
Star Rating: ★★★★

I debated back and forth with myself before buying this book. I couldn’t quite tell whether it fell into the clever or silly category. In the end, I decided to lay out the quarter on it. I’m glad I did.

The poems aren’t the cleverest things that ever happened, but they are quite funny. Each poem is about a different animal – we meet wallabys, sloths, eggs, dromedaries, and Bengal tigers. My favorite poem, though, had to be about the oysters.

Oysters
Are creatures
Without
Any features.

:)

There’s also this little gem.

The cow mainly moos as she chooses to moo
and she chooses to moo as she chooses.

She furthermore chews as she chooses to chew
and she chooses to chew as she muses.

If she chooses to moo she may moo to amuse
or may moo just to moo as she chooses.

If she chooses to chew she may moo as she chews
or may chew just to chew as she muses.

And there you have it. :D

Conclusion. Not at all a necessary book, but a very amusing one. :]

Review © 2015 Laura Verret

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