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|Night at the zoo|
Author: Caple, Kathy
During a visit to the zoo, Pop and Sam grow tired but while they are napping, not only does the zoo close for the day but the animals come out to play--with Pop's cell phone.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: .80
Points: .5 Quiz: 169485
Kirkus Reviews (08/01/14)
School Library Journal (08/01/14)
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School Library Journal - 08/01/2014 PreS-Gr 1—In this thoroughly modern visit to the zoo, Sam and Pop use a cell phone to snap pictures and chat with Mom. When the exhausted duo nap, they end up sleeping right through the zoo's closing. Unbeknownst to them, the animals cavort and play in the moonlight and discover the cell phone! It passes from an ostrich to a parrot and then goes from animal to animal in a whirl of chaotic, onomatopoeic action. The clamor and arrival of the night security guard wakes Sam and Pop and scatters the animals. The phoneless pair are surprised when the parrot flies over and drops the cell into their hands—and they are even more amazed to see all the animal selfies it holds. While the full-color pen, ink, and acrylic cartoons break no new ground, the presence of the cell phone, a constant part of many kids' experiences, will delight children. 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.—Marge Loch-Wouters, La Crosse Public Library, WI - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.