Children’s Book of the Week: 1 Zany Zoo
1 Zany Zoo by Lori Degman, illustrated by Colin Jack
We got this book in our box of Cheerios. Lori Degman won some first-time-author, get-your-book-in-a-box-of-Cheerios contest, and here is the result. I feel kind of fancy and in-the-know reviewing a book that hasn’t been released yet (this has also apparently made me addicted to hyphens), but, hey, anyone can go get the Cheerios and get the book.
Anyway! We love this book! It’s totally one that seems to follow some kind of formula for children’s books: rhyming + counting up + zoo + zoo animal stealing zookeepers keys. But it’s somehow different here, and great. And, ok, to be honest, I like this book ok, but the kids really like it. They think it’s outrageously hilarious. There’s one part where the zookeeper shouts, “Get back in your cages!” and I actually have to stop reading at this point because the kids are laughing so hard. Plus I also like the kind of wacky illustrations. Go get it with your breakfast!