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Author: Thorne, Jennifer
It's a quiet morning at the zoo, until some strange new creatures roll in--trucks and bulldozers and wrecking balls! They're tumbling, digging, and roaring alongside the animals.
Kirkus Reviews (08/15/18)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 10/15/2018 This giddy pairing of zoo animals and construction equipment is a fun way to teach youngsters a whole slew of shapes. From the cover (showing a digger truck and an elephant saluting each other with upraised scooper and trunk) on, the simple lines of the bright digital illustrations underscore the shape similarities of two of kids’ favorite things: exotic animals and construction vehicles. A zoo makeover gives occasion for the digger, cement truck, crane, and bulldozer to share the space with the zoo denizens. At first, the animals are curious but scared, but they soon learn to appreciate the trucks; and readers will love seeing animals and vehicles juxtaposed throughout. For example, the giraffe cranes his neck to greet the crane on the facing page, the rhino faces off against a bulldozer, and tiger cubs watch the cement truck spinning, its stripes resembling their own when they roll around in play. The rhyming text and use of vivid action words (tumbling, digging, smashing, etc.) make this a great read-aloud as well. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.