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How the Zebra Got Its Stripes (Little Golden Book) Hardcover – June 11, 2002

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As a group of African animals hang out at the local watering hole, they share funny stories about how the zebra got its stripes. At the end of the book, fun facts explain why zebras really have stripes. For any child intrigued by zebras, this colorful, informative book is a must!
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Little Golden Book
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Books; Random House ed. edition (June 11, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307988708
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307988706
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Lisa Sturgeon on January 22, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My 7 year old son adores zebras so I found this to be a great book for him. The story is very cute as the characters try to determine how a zebra gets its stripes. It is also informational in explaining how all zebras have different stripe patterns.
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We got this for our grandkid as a gift. It was well made and they are having fun with it. The Amazon description was very clear and accurate. The Amazon customer reviews were helpful. It was well packaged and arrived on schedule.
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This is an adorable book by Little Golden Books Titled "How the Zebra Got Its Stripes". I've come to trust Little Golden Books they always deliver quality, cute reading material for ages 2-8. I had books by LGB when I was a child and I trust my daughter to their material as well. I purchased this book for my 4 year old daughter to gift to her with a 12" stuffed zebra that she had asked for while in line to see Santa this year. She loved the book and the stuffed animal.

The book is a whimsical journey presented in a interview form. Professor Pinstripe has set out to find out how the Zebra got it's stripes by interviewing each of the animals in the desert and getting their input and silly stories on how they believe the zebra got its stripes. Many of the the Little Golden Books I own are Christian based this one leans more toward just referring to a Supreme "Creator" rather than God. It even refers to "The Creator" several times toward the end. While it's still a cute book I prefer to read my child books with a Christian based theme. Other than that it was a cute story. Being completely fictional I can't really get upset about the "Creator" aspect. It is filled with colorful art and pages that hold my daughters attention. She even pointed to several of the animals on the pages and asked questions about them.

*I paid full price for this book and gifted it as a Christmas gift.
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I bought this book for my son's two-year birthday. He loves Zebras, and so I thought he would like this book. When I opened the book for the first time, I was a little concerned because there are many words. I didn't think it would hold his attention. But to my surprise he loved it. The reading involves dialogue from other animals, so you can make cute voices. That along with the many pictures in the book...my son enjoyed it. He even requests us to read it now..."zebra book".
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This fictional book regarding zebras was well received by children. It does include religious stories as possible reasons zebras got their stripes. It was necessary to explain to the children that the stories were made up.
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I love the little golden books. I got this for my grandkids for Christmas - they make nice stocking stuffers- I know they will love the colorful pictures and the animal story.
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By WC on November 19, 2011
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This is a cute book series and we picked up 4 of them all the same theme but different animals. My baby is a little young to understand but she likes the pictures.
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This is a creative story and the pictures are fun to look at. The book is longer than I thought which was nice because it really captured my nephews' attention.
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