Zippity Zoo by Julia Dweck @juleloves2write

“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.

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Julia writes children’s stories for digital and traditional publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy, and edutainment in rhyme and in prose. Julia’s background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read about and what makes them giggle. Julia collaborates with some of the leading artists in the world of children’s literature. Julia is also a designer of educational adjuncts for children’s literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers.  



Zippity Zoo is written in Julia’s signature rhyme and prose.  It opens they eyes of a child to the world of imagination.  The story plays out the familiar question – if you could be anything, what would you be?  In this case, the “anything” is an animal from the zoo.  I love the illustrations by Doug Jones.  The other zoo animals in the background overlooking the scenes are just awesome.  So I ask you – What zoo animal would you be?  5 stars.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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