We recently spent a day at a local wild animal park, since then we have been reading lots of books on animals. This is our selection, so far, from our book shelves and at the library.
Lost in the Zoo by Gill Arbuthnott, Rory the mouse is visiting the zoo but has lost his owner Sam, he meets lots of animals as he attempts to describe what Sam looks like and to find him again.
Monkey Do by the wonderful childrens author Allan Ahlberg, is a lovely rhyming adventure.
Itch Itchy Itch by Mara Bergman is a lovely rhyming story about his quest to find the perfect partner to help him with his itches. The book includes a final page which gives an introduction to the animals in the story.
Snore by Michael Rosen is the wonderfully funny story of what happens when Dog starts to snore, wakes all the animals up and what they then do to get him to stop. This is a great book for those learning to read as there is much repetition.
Hodge the Hedgehog by Kate Petty introduces children, through a story, to what hedgehogs eat, what they do in winter and what they do when they are scared
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell, a quest to find the perfect pet with flaps for the child to lift.
Animals Animals All Around by Catherine and Lawrence Anholt is a delightful picture book. It shows what they look like, stripes, spots etc, gets the child to think about what they might feel like, talks about the sounds they make, what their babies are called, how they move and at what speed. This is a wonderful introduction to animals.
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