by Grace Millsaps & Ryan Murphy
Illustrated by John Clark IV & Alyson Kilday
44 pages – ages 4+
Publisher: The Sleepy Animals, LLC; 1st edition on July 15, 2013
This is an awesome picture book! What’s even better is I have TWO copies to give away to TWO lucky people! (Sorry US addresses only)
“Erik, How do we enter such an awesome give away?!?” you ask…
Well read to the bottom and find out!
Goodreads description –
“Rhinos rock out. Alligators stroll under limbo polls. Elephants pound the piano. Pelicans cater.
Ever wonder why the animals at the zoo are always so sleepy? What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo will answer your questions once and for all.
When Renee asks her father why the zoo animals are snoozing all day, he dreams up an elaborate answer. At night, the monkeys steal the zookeeper’s keys, and all of the animals come out of their cages to dance, eat, and play. By the time the visitors arrive in the morning, the animals are all tuckered out. Renee doesn’t believe her father’s tale, but dads have a way of being right about these things…”
What I thought- Who hasn’t wondered why the zoo animals are always sleepy? Well, you can find out in this hilarious book! The illustrations are big, bright, kooky and super fun to look at. You could read this book 5 times, and catch something new each time in each illustration! I swear that I have seen a dinosaur or two in the details! Even the end pages of the book are fun to look at. The pictures make it seem like you are right in the party with the animal! The story is great too! The rhyme is great, and is kind of sing-song when you read it. It makes the story fun to read! This book makes a great bedtime story – or for kids interested in animals or zoos. I would certainly read other books by this team! 🙂
HOW DO I WIN A COPY OF THIS GREAT BOOK, ERIK?!?
Hey – I make it easy – just comment and say you’d like to be in the drawing. 🙂 My sister will pick 2 lucky names out of a hat (US addresses only, please) and I will announce the winners on August 18th. Good Luck!
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