Saturday, December 14, 2013

Reviews of Monkey Fun! & Zippity-Zoo by Julia Dweck

Monkey Fun!
Author: Julia Dweck
Illustrator: Ada Sophia Barba
Publisher:  Xist Publishing
Publish Date: December 13, 2013
Ages 1-5


Monkey Fun! proves that you’re never too young to begin your learning adventure. 
It’s a barrel of fun and chock full of interesting monkey facts written in easy to understand rhyming verse for toddlers ages 0-4.
“That’s not a monkey who’s peeling a grape. 
Bigger and tailless, he must be an ape.” 
“Monkeys who live in a family group, travel together and share with their troop.”

Bold, colorful illustrations by Aida Barba Flores will capture the attention of young readers and aid in story comprehension. This is an edutaining rhyming adventure that offers fun learning resources in the back of the book including, Mrs. Dweck’s monkey facts and a monkey counting game.

This book was so much fun to read and it kept me laughing and smiling even after reading it. My 14 month old niece even got a kick out of the story, but I think the pictures where her favorite. The pictures are so vibrant and full of color that this story will sure keep a child of any age entertained and we had to read it again. I truly remarkable and cute story for the whole family to enjoy! This author is always amazing me with her children's books and I REALLY fell in love with this story and it's another of my favorites! A RECOMMENDED MUST READ!


Zippity Zoo
Author: Julia Dweck
Illustrator: Doug Jones
Publisher:  Xist Publishing
Published: November 26, 2013
Ages: 3-7


"The very best part of our Zippity-Zoo 

Is you can become any creature you view. 
So what type of animal suits you the best-- 
On land or in sea, from the east to the west?”

Mr. McGranimals is no ordinary zookeeper and Zippity-Zoo is no ordinary zoo. A day at the zoo turns into a magical adventure for young Ryan when he finds out that the visitors can turn into any creature they choose. When Ryan wishes to become a giraffe, he doesn’t realize the challenges or rewards he’ll face. This rhyming romp will have young listeners reading and laughing along from beginning to end. Young zoologists will enjoy Mrs. Dweck’s true and amazing giraffe facts at the end of the book.

This book is a fun and very enjoyable story that children and children at heart would enjoy. It's fun, witty, and full of joy, and is a great learning tool. This book also shows how the imagination of a child can carry and think about the different animals in the story. My 14 month old niece liked the pictures the best. They are so vibrant and full of color and the animal sounds were also her favorite. A RECOMMENDED MUST READ!



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