One morning Oscar was taking a long time to wake up and his sister Ava was not impressed – they were late!
When they eventually get to school, they don’t notice at first that things aren’t quite right, and then when they do get into class, they see something rather alarming… an elephant! Wearing bloomers of all things, and having a cup of tea.
It might seem fun, but when all the animals take up the playground, the kids have enough and go to seek out the teachers, who don’t/won’t open the door!
This is a really fun back to school story. It features lots of funny bums and even a sizeable rear that will have kids in hoots, all of which will ease back to school anxiety. This will be especially relevant with kids going back to school soon after the inconsistency of the last few years, and this book will work perfectly in opening up conversations in a light and entertaining way. I had a laugh too thinking of the teachers hiding away, and found it pretty relatable as a parent.
The writing flows perfectly and is fun to read out loud. The illustrations are delightful – Heath Mckenzie’s bright funny illustrations are perfect for generating humour and the angles of all the animals and their bums are perfect. A super enjoyable read for kids going back to school!
Title: Zoo School
Author/Illustrator: Heath McKenzie
Publisher: Scholastic, $16.50
Publication Date: January 2020
For ages: 3 – 6
Type: Picture Book
February 16, 2022 at 12:36AM DimbutNice