At The Zoo I See by Joshua Button and Robyn Wells

 

 

I have a newly acquired attraction to ‘Board Books.’ From a literary viewpoint I have seen them evolve and become much more focused on the importance of both visual and written language and At the Zoo I See by Joshua Button and Robyn Wells displays this so well.

In this book we are introduced to nine animals that could be seen at the zoo – a mix of native and exotic animals; a macaw, a quoll, a jaguar, an anteater, a wombat, an elephant, a lion, a gorilla and a cassowary.

What makes this book work is the combination of the distinctive adjectives used for each animal,

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and the expressive illustrations – they just made me smile and enjoy this book so much more.

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What an adorable, surprised face !!!!

Written text is extremely important because it introduces children to infrequently used words and word combinations and the visual text confirms this and gives a secondary view of the meaning – Joshua and Robyn have synergized this well……..and all this within a few pages of a Board Book suitable for children from newborns up to kindergarten age.

This Board Book is engaging and is sure to be read over and over again – I’ve already read it five times myself !

 

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