'Twas the Day Before Zoo Day

'Twas the Day Before Zoo Day

Catherine Ipcizade (author), Ben Hodson (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180265

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This delightful adaptation of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, shares zoo keeper and animal preparations for the upcoming "Zoo Day." But things aren't going according to plan . . . The llamas won't quit spitting, the giraffes are drooling, and the zebras aren't happy at all with their stripes. Meanwhile, the zoo keepers are scurrying this way and that, cleaning up poop, ringing mealtime bells, and trying to get the animals bathed. Will "Zoo Day" go off without a hitch? The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes "Creative Sparks: imagine you're a zoo keeper," and "An Animal Adaptation Matching Activity."

Reading Level
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Animals, Birds & Insects Bedtime Humor Picture Books Poetry
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade
Language Arts
English (US)
Fiction Non-Fiction
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