Book of the Week: ZooZical

Book of the Week, Children's

Zoozical by Judy Sierra Illustrated by Marc Brown

Published: 2011 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

Reasons why I liked this book, and chose it as Book of the Week:

It’s a book with animals as main characters. What’s not to love about this book?! Oh wait, the end papers portraying dancing animals. (I especially love the dancing owls.)

The text rhymes

I love how this book shows how any bad situation could be turned into a fun one in a matter of minutes.

This book stresses readers use their imaginations. It’s just a highlight to an already fun book.

The animals rap, it makes me giggle.

I love how the book shows the importance of team work.

Instead of the “Wheels on the Bus” the seals like to sing “The Seals on the Bus.”

The writing was really smart, and precise. Readers will definitely appreciate the attention to detail that was put into the making of this book.

The illustrations are fun and whimsical, as would be expected.

What I loved about this book is that it holds one’s attention. It’s not drawn out nor was it overdone.

All the animals have their own personalities. And even though those personalities sometimes clash, this books shows that we can put aside our differences for the sake of something better.

There werer many laugh out loud moments.

The colors of Zoozical’s illustrations are bold and beautiful. It makes the inviting text pop and come to life.