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Goo and Spot in The Great Zoo Escape by [Takaoka, Elsa]
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Product Details

  • File Size: 4199 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Elsa Takaoka (December 28, 2014)
  • Publication Date: December 28, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00RKHL68G
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Second book in the Goo and Spot series. In this one, Goo is taking his dog Spot to the zoo and heads first toward his favorite animal, the snake. Readers are cautioned about two things: Snake is sneaky and slow, and he comes up with an escape plan every Sunday. The book takes visitors on a rhyming adventure through the zoo as Snake enlists different animals in his plan on each of the days of the week. When the anticipated day arrives, Snake makes his move by hiding in Goo's backpack. What will Goo do when he finds out? Will Snake remain free and what will he do with his newfound freedom away from the zoo if he succeeds?

The illustrations are large colorful and brilliant in execution. Preschoolers will love them. I don't think the rhymes work as well as in the first book but still highly recommend the book for children ages three to five.
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I was actually expecting another book of poems, but this one tells a story. And I was not disappointed! Elsa Takaoka continually impresses me with each new work. I can definitely say I am a huge fan. In this lighthearted story, a snake makes regular plans to escape from the zoo. But this time he finds an accomplice in Goo which makes for a hilarious adventure! I mean, who hasn't dreamed of taking home their favorite zoo animal? (Here's looking at you, penguins).

Another nice thing about this book is that you could use it to teach the days of the week.

As for the illustrations, I can honestly say that Catherine Toennison does beautiful work. The pictures in this book have a softer feeling than in the first Goo and Spot book, and I really liked that about it.
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...He waited for the perfect time to flee, And in his mouth, he had the key." Bouncy, jouncy storyline with many colorful characters in this well-illustrated children's book that was both upbeat and fun to read. Good follow-up to the book "Goo and Spot in the Do Not Wiggle Riddle" and one that I did enjoy!
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Goo and Spot has become one of my favorite children’s book series. And that says something, because I am the illustrator of my own book series and I look for quality. The rhymes are fun each time, and the illustrator did an amazing job! I recommend this to anyone with children who likes rhyming books.
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I really enjoyed the first Goo and Spot book, and couldn't wait to read this second one. I certainly wasn't disappointed - it had me chuckling from start to finish. Young kids are certainly not going to realise that they are learning the days of the week, or the names of different animals in the zoo, all they are going to be interested in is what this sneaky snake will get up to next.

It was great fun to watch all the animals working in unison to help snake's sneaky weekly escape plan. I particularly loved watching the chameleons, who are, after all, the zoo's masters of disguise (and apparently also it's spies), helping snake to make his very own disguise out of leaves, I also loved the wonderful illustration of all the animals hidden deep in snake's cave as they finalise the sneaky escape plan - armed, of course, with pencil, paper, torch and magnifying glass!

Goo and Spot have to play their part too, and, after a quick "Eeek" when Goo discovers snake in his backpack, they are off, and making a run for it!

Goo now probably thinks he has a new secret pet for life, but this story also teaches kids one more important life lesson - Snake may think things away from the zoo look more exciting, but he is soon homesick and missing his friends. Oh well - there's always the excitement of planning next week's escape. It looks like snake will be wanting to head home for now, though!

This funny story is written in rhyme, and is beautifully complemented by bright, vibrant illustrations that add to the humour throughout.

Highly recommended.
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I was given this book by Elsa and just finished reading it to my kids. They really enjoyed it. I also thought it was wonderful. Beautiful illustrations and a very cheerful book.

Denise
www.kidsstories.org
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To me this book seemed to have been written by someone whose first language was not English or that it was a translation. Didn't this book have an editor? I know it's a children's book, but the language and punctuation were not accurate and consistent. The illustrations were nice, but I felt the text left a lot to be desired.
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i read this book to my 5year old and she loved it. i could see how excited she was to guess next day as she is just learning days of the week at kindergarten school. her favorite part was the escape plan 2!
i guess she was initially confused if snake was good or scary, so she was anxious as plan progressed. the book is written interesting story with cute illustrations.
the language rhymes well and my kid learnt new words like flee. illustrations are clever and each page is self explanatory for her to flip thru many times
this is a great book to read aloud at storytime for preschooers. going to grab the other goo book. i was asked to reread it again and again, so 5stars
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