Zoo Zoom! (Hardcover)
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781619633575, 32pp.
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
In the spirit of the movie Madagascar, thrill-seeking animals take a wild ride to the moon and back in this kid-friendly story full of adventure and humor.
3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . blastoff!
When the animals at the zoo spot a rocket ship, next stop . . . the moon!
Each animal has a job to do, but a sleepy rhino could cause trouble.
They'll need to act quick . . . will they make it home?
With clever wordplay and vibrant illustrations, this intergalactic adventure is sure to fire the imagination.
About the Author
Macky Pamintuan has illustrated several chapter books. An animator, graphic illustrator, and fine artist, he lives in Dinuba, California.
Praise For Zoo Zoom!…
"A zany aerospace adventure . . . While younger preschoolers will be captivated with the combination of rhyming wordplay and hilarious illustrations, older readers may be more inquisitive and find all the matching rhymes. Designed to be interactive, Zoo Zoom! is a great addition for home and library collections, particularly as a read-aloud selection." - Booklist
"Pamintuan’s illustrations feature colorful cartoons reminiscent of the Disney cartoons from the 1990s. The style perfectly complements the tone of the book and adds an extra layer of humor that will appeal to children . . . A funny picture book addition." - School Library Journal
"An agreeable book to entice space enthusiasts as well as animal lovers." - Kirkus Reviews
"The rhythmic, onomatopoeic text is a pretty music, the kind of song you'd sing in the dark to lift your spirits. Equally joyful and engaging-and that's a tall order-is Lowery's artwork . . . A mingling of the ridiculous with the sublime for a spellbinding effect." - starred review, Kirkus Reviews on RIBBIT RABBIT
"It comes as a delight how much fun can be wrung from the words 'moo' and 'hoo' . . . A winning display of finding the high ground and paved with particularly sweet verbal compression." - Kirkus Reviews on MOO HOO
"Ryan has so much fun coming up with increasingly ridiculous wildlife . . . this book will stand up to multiple rereadings." - Kirkus Reviews on ANIMAL HOUSE