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A Night at the Zoo (I Like to Read)

Kathy Caple


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A busy day at the zoo leaves Pop and Sam tuckered out on a bench. As they nap through closing time, the animals come out to play. When Pop's cell phone captures Monkey's interest, he snaps a few pictures with it before dropping it on Giraffe's head. So begins a hilarious chain of events that gets the whole zoo howling, awakens Pop and Sam, and alerts a guard. As Pop and Sam are escorted out, they watch in wonder as Parrot drops the phone into Sam's hands. But the real surprise comes when the phone's photos reveal the monkey business that was afoot while they slept!

Praise For A Night at the Zoo (I Like to Read)

"The text is easy enough for emerging readers to tackle on their own, and the sound effects that the bold type invites will have even the youngest child joining in to ring, bop, snap, and yip."—School Library Journal
"Telling a story with very limited vocabulary, short sentences and one-, two-, and three syllable words is a challenge, but Caple's amusing, full color ink-and-watercolor illustrations of animals gone wild extend the simple text and deepen the story. Very new readers will find success . . . Young animal lovers will find much to laugh at here."—Kirkus Reviews
"Caple's pen-and-ink and acrylic illustrations directly reflect each action described in the simple easy-reader text. . . . the playfully hyperbolic expressions of surprise on human and animal characters' faces enliven the pages."—The Horn Book

Holiday House, 9780823430444, 24pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2014

About the Author

Kathy Caple's many books include Duck & Company, an American Booksellers Association Pick of the List about which Kirkus Reviews wrote, "Snap this one up--it's sure to fly off the shelves," and Duck & Company Christmas. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she is also a librarian.