When Lulu Went to the Zoo

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

When little Lulu gets an idea, watch out! After a chat with the animals at the zoo, she sneaks all of the animals into her house, where “there’s room for you all, from elephant to mouse.” Or so she thinks, until she tries to fit a bear into the bathtub . . . Before the zookeepers can bring the animals back to the zoo, though, bold Lulu dreams up a new place for her animal friends to live. And four-year-olds can be very persuasive. Children will love this rollicking, read-aloud tale matched by hilarious illustrations.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2008
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.4
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002260, JUV019000, JUV039090
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.5 x 9.5
Lexile 600
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 3.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 134922
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


The Sunday Times

“Andy Ellis’s When Lulu Went to the Zoo is the rhyming story of a crusading four-year-old who climbs into cages at the zoo and sets the animals free. A delightful wish-fulfilment fantasy with a message about how captivity ‘makes the life go out of the llamas’ ears’, and spiky, eventful, exuberant cartoons in ink and pretty watercolours.”
The Sunday Times


“. . .the rhymes are catchy, and the watercolor illustrations add a whimsical touch.”