Two at the Zoo
Publication Date: February 2009
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Counting is always more fun when Grandpa helps! From one black bear to ten hairy warthogs, the young narrator and his grandpa count their way through a colorful and sometimes unusual zoo, encountering a wide assortment of friendly animals along the way. There are lions, zebras, and penguins, of course, but also chameleons and eagles . . . and even tarantulas! Playful, quirky illustrations put the loving relationship between the youthful grandfather and the grandson on proud display, while an upbeat, rhymed text full of sparkling verb sounds invites even the youngest readers and listeners to participate.
Valeria Petrone is the illustrator of Two at the Zoo by Danna Smith and many more picture books for preschoolers. Her artwork has been exhibited around the world. She lives in Milan, Italy
"The characters have big, wide eyes that convey wonder, surprise, and joy, and many of the animals have playful expressions that welcome the humans. An engaging read-aloud for storytime and one-on-one sharing."--School Library Journal"Smith's picture book debut is a whirlwind trip to the zoo. . . . A great read-aloud."--Kirkus Reviews
"A wild way to help younger kids learn their numbers."--Parenting: Early Years