From the bestselling creators of Wild About Books comes a rhyming, counting, and teamwork-focused picture book about the beginnings of a new zoo!
When Takoda the tiger cub happens upon a tumbledown mall, the lone cub imagines a zoo. All Takoda needs is a capable crew to lend a paw or two—or three, four, or more.
Two rhinos, three lemurs, four oryx, and eventually ten crocodiles turn up to help. Soon the animals are finding places to pitch in: bears are carving out burrows, elephants are stomping the way for a playground, and crocodiles are crafting a waterslide.
It seems everyone’s got something to do—everyone, that is, except for ten eager bugs. Will they be underestimated for their size or will this be a new kind of zoo where everyone counts?
Judy Sierra’s rhymes and Marc Brown’s colorful, folk-inspired art lend themselves to themes of counting and teamwork in this new picture book all about how a tiger cub and a whole lot of friends to count on add up to one wonderful zoo.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 1|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Penguin Random House LLC|
|Imprint||Penguin Random House LLC|
|Number of Pages||40|
Author: Judy Sierra
Judy Sierra is the critically acclaimed author of many children's books. She holds a PhD in folklore, is an experienced puppeteer and storyteller, and lives in Eugene, Oregon, with her husband, Bob, and their poodle, Keiko.
Illustrator: Marc Brown
Marc Brown is best known worldwide as the creator of Arthur the aardvark. He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He lives with his wife and their cats in New York City and on Martha's Vineyard.