Sunday, July 22, 2018

Bonkers About Beetroot by Cath Jones - ADVISABLE

Bonkers About Beetroot by Cath Jones, illustrated by Chris Jevons.  PICTURE BOOK.  Maverick Arts, 2018.  $18.



The little Sunset Safari Park is on the brink of closing – so few visitors come through the gates. All the animals meet and the zebra has a crazy idea – grow a giant beetroot!  Surely visitors will come to gawk at that.  For a while, the plan works, but the beetroot becomes so large that it takes over the park.  The zebra has another bright idea – one that will keep the park open forever.

Jevons’ zoo animals are super cute!  I liked reading the book just to look at the animals – especially Penguin’s peeved expressions.  The beetroot hook doesn’t quite do it for me, but the antics are worth reading.

Cindy, Middle School Librarian

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