But Gerald's weird and wonderful globe-trotting safari doesn't end a moment too soon: "young McGrew's made his mark. He's built a zoo better than Noah's whole Ark!" Some of the text and illustrations--imaginative as they are--are obviously dated, such as the following passage: "I'll hunt in the mountains of Zomba-ma-Tant/ With helpers who all wear their eyes at a slant,/ And capture a fine fluffy bird called the Bustard/ Who only eats custard with sauce made of mustard." And your children may be the first to recognize that attitudes have changed since the xenophobic '50s. But that doesn't mean this tale need be discarded; instead, it should be discussed. Ironically, Seuss was trying here--in his wild, explosive, and sometimes careless manner--to celebrate the joys of unconventionality and the bliss of liberation! (Ages 4 to 8)
My K12 class loved this read aloud. The imagination behind the animals was inspiring.
We enjoyed crafting our own zoo creatures from pipe cleaners.
Would read and again! The made up names and animals can get a little tough to sound out. Otherwise fun packed book for the little one.Published 8 days ago by Anderson Quach
This was a fun book. However, people should be warned that there are some racist bits in the writing. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Reading with Cupcakes
I used to read this to my sister when she was younger. I have looked in stores off and on for a lot of years (not saying how many) for this particular Dr. Seuss book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sparkles
Cannot go wrong with Dr. Seuss. Excellent book for children. And for adults, too, if you have never read one of his books.Published 1 month ago by Polly A. Puckett
I have ordered many Dr. Seuss books and this one is right up there with the rest of them. It is not a title you often see. I now look on Amazon for other interesting Dr. Read morePublished 1 month ago by sandy Renninger