Friday, August 14, 2015

The Animals Vacation by Shel and Jan Haber –ADVISABLE

Haber, Shel and Jan The Animals Vacation Grosset & Dunlap, 2015(Reprint 1964). $16.95  PICTURE BOOK
The zoo animals are thrilled, they get to go on a vacation, but the zookeeper has a big task to make this happen. He has to give the right tags to the right animals so they can get to their correct habitat. Finally its time and the animals make pitstops to drop offs at each habitat, and the other animals make comments about each one. Finally its time to go back to the zoo.
This 1960s reprint is ADORABLE! The illustrations are bright and playful and the animals are so cute! I think this would make a great addition to a basic lesson on animals and habitat’s, students could guess the habitat during the story. It could then lead to an activity about putting forest tags on forest animals, etc. Sort of sad that the animals had to go back to the zoo though, lets focus on preservation people!

EL(K-3) –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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