Wednesday, 18 March 2015

PUT ME IN THE ZOO BY ROBERT LOPSHIRE






Put Me In The Zoo is a fun book that our son was given as a gift a few years ago. It was actually a well-loved hand-me-down. He enjoyed it and now it's the three-year-old's turn to be entertained by the story and playful rhyming words. If you enjoy Dr Seuss books, you'll probably enjoy this book too.

I had to do a little research about the author, Robert Lopshire as I thought he might have been a former or ghost name for Theodor Seuss Geisel, the man behind the Dr Seuss books. But while there are similarities between the way they write, and the style of illustrations, they are different authors.

Interestingly, when we read the book again the other night it also reminded me of Herve Tullet's books, which play on colours and shapes. 

The story is about "Spot", who wants to live in the zoo. He is refused and in arguing his case on why he should be allowed there he changes his spot colours. It has a similar moral tale to Dr Seuss books too - celebrating difference.

The book is classified as a beginner reader book, but it's suitable to younger children as well, who can guess which word will rhyme next.

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