• Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Bold lions roaring, wrinkly elephants mud-wallowing, and stripy zebras fast-galloping are just a few of the wild animals captured in the rollicking rhymes of this enchanting picture book.

Ayliffe’s bold cut-paper artwork of creatures and their habitats perfectly complement Mayo’s ability to bring animals to life through vibrant language. A wonderful read-aloud!

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Publication Date 2015-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.7
Reading Counts! Points 1.0
BISACS JUV002000, JUV057000, JUV009110
Dewey 590
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 850
ATOS Reading Level 3.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 117904
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards and Reviewed

Author: Margaret Mayo

Margaret Mayo lives in Brighton, England, with her husband and three children.

Illustrator: Alex Ayliffe


  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2007


Kirkus Reviews

“Mayo’s text is simple but catchy in its repeated gerunds. Ayliffe’s cut-paper illustrations nearly jump off the page – their simplicity might encourage young listeners to make their own pictures with cut outs – and each spread is an appealing riot of color.”
Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“Ayliffe’s illustrations have bright, bold colors and simple, but effective depictions of the animals and landscapes that fairly leap off the pages. This book will enjoy repeated readings.”
School Library Journal

Science Books & Films

“A charming read-aloud for the very young introduces a dozen favorite animals described in a delightful style that encourages actiping, hopping, bounding, and … bumpety-bumping!’”
Science Books & Films