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Welcome to the Zoo!

by Alison Jay

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Small stories and enchanting details abound in this wordless picture book, inviting curious eyes to explore a zoo brimming with luminous beauty, humor, and high-jinks.

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A wordless picture book with a ton of details and new things to find on every page. You could look at it for hours and still find new things. ( )
  JenniferSprinkle | Aug 7, 2019 |
"Welcome to the Zoo," is a great book. The book has no words it is just pictures. I love how this book is just pictures because it allows the children to explore the pages and tell their own stories. At the end, it gives the kids a chance to find different items in the book. I think this book is nice because it gives kids a break from the normal books that they have to read all the time. It is interesting because the pages of the book look like they are a puzzle. I think it looks this way because it allows the children to put the puzzle together and finds out what the story is about. It is very interesting and I will let my class discover this book one day. ( )
  Emorrison | Nov 21, 2016 |
This is so fun! Welcome to the Zoo is an extra ordinary book for children. This book is good for the children who have not yet come and visit the zoo. At least in their minds they feel like they already did. At least in the near future they will not be hesitate and not scared of exploring the zoo. This book is good for introduction. Thanks for sharing! ( )
  CristinaAllen | Jun 10, 2016 |
I loved Welcome to the Zoo! This was a wordless book that had a little bit a humor to it. Although younger kids, such as K level, might not see the humor in the book on their own, I do think 1-3 graders will be able to pick it out and get a good laugh. What starts off as a normal trip to the zoo, ends up being a not so normal trip. The depth of the illustrations and the details are what makes this book. The humans have large bodies with little heads and the animals are doing things they wouldn't be doing if you were to go to a zoo. On one page, the zoo keeper is dressed in a dark blue suit that kind of resembles a penguin carrying a tray of fish. There is a single file line of penguins following behind him to get to where he is going with the tray of fish--I think the penguins think he is also a penguin because of his suit. On another page, there is a young boy riding on a llama, a cheetah sleeping in a tree, and raccoons sitting on a bench eating apples. This was such a fun book and it's great for young readers because without having the words, they are able to create their own plot/story of this book and use their imagination. ( )
  lcrosby | Apr 22, 2016 |
Welcome to the Zoo, a hilarious wordless picture book by Alison Jay, is full of surprises. While the plot consists of the general trip to the zoo, the pictures tell it all. Although one could flip through this book and easily understand a trip to the zoo, the humor wraps the story up and provides a useful lesson: pictures can say a lot more than words. The depth of the illustrations and details of the humor are adorable. The illustrator portrays humans with large bodies and small heads. The emphasis of specific characteristics in the humans and animals are crucial to the stories theme. In one scene, a group of penguins are walking in single file line to their swimming tank and the zookeeper leading them is shaped just like a penguin and is even wearing a blue suit. In other words, he looks just like a penguin! Besides the addictive humor, this book supports the benefits of wordless picture books for students because anybody who can see the pictures can create their own meaning and plot. I approve! ( )
  EllieCoe | Oct 18, 2015 |
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