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ZooZical

by Sierra, Judy.

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Summary
When the winter doldrums arrive at the zoo, a very small hippo and a young kangaroo decide to stage a "ZooZical," a show to display their singing, dancing, acrobatic, and other talents to the people of Springfield
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In the spirit of the writer and illustrator's previous outing, Wild about Books (2004), which was also populated with googly-eyed animals, Sierra's rhymes rollick along trippingly, and Brown's pictures are characteristically cheery. In a snowbound city zoo, the winter-weary denizens have reached their limit. Owls did not give a hoot. / Pandas quit being cute. But then a hippo collapses and scares a little hippo into the air and a young kangaroo joins in. Soon other animals become inspired, too, and launch . ZooZica. production, rousing both themselves and the town. Detailed spreads invite readers to look for humorous pairings, such as a cheetah providing stage makeup for an antelope or snakes forming hula hoops around a giraffe's neck. Although a few lines scan strangely ( When he finally awoke, he / Delighted the crowd with a wild karaoke ), and the backgrounds of some animals' habitats aren't bleakly snowy at all (blue skies and flowers make an appearance), most of Sierra and Brown's fans won't mind.--Cruze, Kare. Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Teens have Glee, tweens have High School Musical, and with this snappy follow-up to Wild About Books younger siblings can delight in the joy of putting on a show. When the book opens, the "midwinter doldrums" have descended on the zoo: "Owls did not give a hoot./ Pandas quit being cute./ Even penguins were surly./ The Zoo gates closed early." But a young hippo and a joey beat the blahs with a spirited, spontaneous dance, and entice the other creatures to stage a "ZooZical," a musical extravaganza that spotlights their many talents ("Bears walked the tightrope with elegant ease/ Flamingos whizzed by on the flying trapeze") and delights their human audience. With humor and gusto, Brown's richly textured folk art-inspired pictures convey the characters' dramatic shift in moods and imbue them with abundant personality. Meanwhile, Sierra's riffs on familiar tunes (rabbits sing "If you're hoppy and you know it, clap your paws..."; seals roll onstage on a bus, barking, "The seals on the bus go round and round...") guarantee that readings will be very musical affairs, with children enthusiastic participants. Ages 4-8. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Talent shows Juvenile fiction
Zoo animals Juvenile fiction
Animals Juvenile fiction
Stories in rhyme
Talent shows Fiction
Animals Fiction
Juvenile Fiction
Picture Book Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Random House Children's Books2011
2011
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Brown, Marc Tolon, illustrator.
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Language English
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ISBN 9780375984730
9780375984730
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