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Hole in the Zoo

Hole in the Zoo

Mick Inkpen
Hodder Children's Books
ISBN: 9781444931709

At Upalongdownalong Avenue, in the garden at number 2 there's a hole in the wall that belongs to the Zoo and things have started coming through...

This story is such fun to read! Every day, different animals in different amounts come through the hole in the wall! Each page has charming, fun illustrations of a variety of wild animals until eventually the man from the zoo comes through the hole and sends them all back!

The story is easy to follow and the language simplistic so easy to understand. There are lots of chances to engage children with the story, counting the animals on the pages, discussing what they are, the sounds they make and so on. I've read this story a number of times to my class of four and five year olds (They keep asking for it!) and they love it!

Picture book / Ages 3+ / Reviewed by Lizi Coombs, teacher.


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