Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Pop and Play: Zoo Animals

Pop and Play: Zoo Animals

Illustrator:  Simon Abbott 
Novelty Board book
For ages 3 to 5
Kingfisher, 2013   ISBN: 978-0753471630

Little children love visiting the zoo and learning about zoo animals. They enjoy looking at the sweet black and white faces of panda bears, the funny antics of monkeys, and the delightful waddling walk of penguins. In this wonderful novelty book they will meet these three animals, along with tigers and alligators.

   What makes this novelty title so enjoyable is that it combines novelty features such as pop ups with the brightly colored artwork that little children find appealing. In addition, the text asks young children questions so that little children are engaged all the way through the book. They are asked to count the bugs on the tiger page and the alligator’s teeth on the alligator page. On the last spread they are asked to find the seal in the artwork.

   This title is one in a series of novelty board books.