Illustrated by Greg Hardin and Kenny Yamada
When Clive and Ian spend a summer day at the zoo, Ian can't wait to see the tiger's polka dots, but tigers don't have polka dots. They have stripes because that's how God made them. Join Clive and Ian on their trip to the zoo and discuss with them all the many different animals God made.
Clive and Ian are out learning about the world that God created for us. Today they are learning about animals. Not just the animals at the zoo; they talk about everything from the stripes of the tigers to the bouncy bunnies.
The writing in this book takes on the form of a continuous dialogue between these two brothers. The vocabulary remains reasonable for the age group of the audience.
The illustrations are bright and each and every animal is easily recognizable, even the tiger with the polka dots. Clive and Ian appear to be having a fun visit. The artist’s use of bright, cheery colors conveys some of Clive and Ian’s enjoyment.
I enjoyed how the author compared unusual animals. For instance, if an author were to compare a large elephant to a smaller character, in my experience, the most commonly used animal is the mouse. Ms. Hall, however, compliments an elephant with a ladybug. I thought this was interesting.
I enjoyed this book as much as the other two I read and reviewed. I think this is a great book for families with young children and that is who I would recommend it to. I would give this book five out of five stars.
I received my copy of this book from the publishers at Jellytely Press for the sole purpose of providing an honest review and the image featured above is my own.
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