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'Twas the Day Before Zoo Day [Hardcover]

By Catherine Ipcizade & Ben Hodson (Illustrator)
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An adaptation of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas finds preparations underway before the opening of the zoo, but the animals don't seem to want to cooperate with the zookeepers. Simultaneous.

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This delightful adaptation of the children's classic, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," takes readers to the zoo, as preparations are under way for "Zoo Day." But things aren't going according to plan . . .

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Item Specifications...

Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 8" Height: 10"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 10, 2008
Publisher   Sylvan Dell Publishing
ISBN  1934359084  
ISBN13  9781934359082  

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More About Catherine Ipcizade & Ben Hodson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! DOB: 3.07.1976 LOC: Catherine Marie Ipcizade

Catherine Ipcizade currently resides in Irvine.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > General > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Zoos > Fiction

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Behind The Scenes At The Zoo  Jun 19, 2008
What happens to animals in the zoo when there are no people there to observe them? This engrossing book by author Catherine Ipcizade takes us behind the scenes at the zoo the day before people arrive. The text is in humorous and informative verse depicting varying animals' behavior and habits. You meet monkeys, rhinos, llamas, lions, alligators, and elephants, to name a few.

Ben Hodson's illustrations are a delight as he adds extra touches and more fun. Watch each zookeeper's shoulders for their pets and the pets' antics! The creative pages at the end of the book add even more information, questions to answer, and a matching activity. Wouldn't it be fun for a classroom to playact the different jobs people can have at a zoo? Likewise, children at home will enjoy mimicking the animals or just curling up reading the book either by themselves or with mom and dad. A must have for a home or classroom library for ages 3 - 7.
A fun look at zoo animals  Jun 2, 2008
Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (5/08)

"'Twas the Day Before Zoo Day" is a play on the popular classic "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." In this book we explore how the zookeepers ready the animals in the zoo for Zoo Day. Many of the animals aren't exactly cooperative though as we see the llamas spitting and the elephants rolling in mud and spraying water.

Cayden: "Look at all of the animals on the cover! Can we name them?"
Max: "Animals!"

Cayden: "My favorite animals are the monkeys!"

Max: "Mouse!"
Cayden: "There is a mouse on his shoulder! Why is that mouse up there?"

Cayden: "I thought monkeys hang by their tails and not their feet!"

Cayden: "Rhinos eat grass. See?"
Max: "Grass!"

Cayden: "Why do those things eat bugs? Look that bug is running away so they can't eat it!"

Cayden: "What is a doo-doo?"

Max: "Spray! Spray!"
Cayden: "The elephant sucks the water in his trunk and sprays everyone!"

Cayden: "Why aren't the zebras happy?"

Max: "Bus!"
Cayden: "The bus is bringing the kids to the zoo!"

Cayden: "My favorite part was the game at the end where we matched the animals!"

Parent's comments:

"'Twas the Day Before Zoo Day" is an excellent book that teaches children a lot about the different quirks of the animals in a zoo as well as the job functions of a zookeeper. My children loved looking at the pictures of the animals and even learned some new ones, like the meerkat. Just like "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," this book is written in the format of rhyme.

At the end of the book there is an educational section entitled "For Creative Minds" that contains learning activities based on the material presented throughout the book. My children had a lot of fun with the "Adaptation Matching Activity" and learning about the tasks that the zookeeper performs. "'Twas the Day Before Zoo Day" is a super learning adventure for children and we highly recommend it!

ADORABLE!  Jan 20, 2008
This book sparkles!

A twist on the Night Before Christmas, if offers us a zany view of llamas and zebras and giraffes--oh my!--as animal keepers prepare for zoo day.

The verse is playful and engaging; the illustrations outstanding. It's a keeper--one of those books kids will want to read over and over again.
A super kids' book  Jan 12, 2008
Catherine Ipcizade's 'Twas the Day Before Zoo Day is a clever adaptation of the classic, `Twas the Night Before Christmas, complete with rhyme. Hang on for a ride, parents. This book is a `giggler,' and you'll have to fight to keep from laughing out loud while you're reading it-and you'll be interrupted by the children's laughter while you're reading it to them. But that's a good thing.

Every person and every animal is getting ready for Zoo Day, but there isn't much that's going the way it should. The animals are not cooperating. Whew! Perhaps when Zoo Day arrives the llamas won't spit, the giraffes won't drool or burp, the elephants won't roll in the dirt and soak everyone with trunks filled with water, and the zebras will finally be satisfied with their stripes. But even then, there are so many more animals in the zoo and other things might happen. Will Zoo Day be successful? You'll just have to read the book to see! I'd watch those pesky monkeys though.

`Twas the Day Before Zoo Day is destined to be a child's favorite with the comical telling of the story and the fun illustrations. The added attraction is the activities and animal fun facts at the back of the book

Armchair Interviews says: Boys and girls will love `Twas the Day Before Zoo Day.

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