Tuesday, November 26, 2013

"Zippity-Zoo: A Magical Zoo" by Julia Dweck

Zippity-Zoo: A Magical Zoo
by Julia Dweck

Zippity-Zoo is Julia Dweck's latest release. You can read my review below. You can also read about Julia's adorable Blucy (read my blog post), Mary had a Sleepy Sheep (read my blog post), Humpfree: The Humpless Camel (read my blog post), and Faux Paw (read my blog post). As a special treat, Zippity-Zoo is one of 180 Xist Publishing kid's books on offer for only $0.99 for a limited time only.

Mr. McGranimals is no ordinary zookeeper and Zippity-Zoo is no ordinary zoo. A day at the zoo turns into a magical adventure for young Ryan when he finds out that the visitors can turn into any creature they choose. When Ryan wishes to become a giraffe, he doesn't realize the challenges or rewards he'll face. This rhyming romp will have young listeners reading and laughing along from beginning to end. Young zoologists will enjoy Mrs. Dweck's true and amazing giraffe facts at the end of the book.

"The very best part of our Zippity-Zoo
Is you can become any creature you view.
So what type of animal suits you the best -
On land or in sea, from the east to the west?”


By Lynda Dickson
Ryan goes to the Zippety-Zoo and meets different animals with Mr McGranimals. Then Ryan gets the chance to turn into his favorite animal for one hour. Which animal will he choose and what will he get up to?
This is a delightful rhyming story which is both fun and educational. The cute illustrations by Doug Jones depict and name different animals, including some more unusual animals which children may not already know. There are also fun puzzles and giraffe facts at the end of the book. This is another winner by Julia Dweck.

About the Author
Julia Dweck writes children's stories for digital and traditional publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy, and edutainment in rhyme and in prose. Check out her newest ebooks, Blucy, Mary had a Sleepy Sheep, Humpfree: The Humpless Camel, Faux Paw, and Zippity-Zoo.
Julia's background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read and what makes them giggle. She's collaborated with leading artists in the world of children's literature to produce over twenty Amazon ebooks. Her titles have garnered placement on Amazon's bestsellers in children's color picture books multiple times with two #1 bestsellers: Pie-Rits and Zombie-Kids. These titles have been chosen by Amazon Editors for the prestigious "Kindle Daily Deal." Many of Julia's titles have earned placement on Amazon's top ranked lists based on customer review. In her spare time, Julia is a designer of educational adjuncts for children's literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers. She presented at the 2011 National Center for Family Literacy for her creative use of technology in the classroom.