Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Book Spotlight: Out and About at the Zoo

Out and About at the Zoo

Written and illustrated by Jo Linsdell 

The World of Ink Network has joined in helping to tour author Jo Linsdell’s first book from the 'Out and About' series of rhyming children's picture books, Out and About at the Zoo.

About the Book:Rhyming text and colourful pictures accompany this fun day out discovering different animals at the zoo.
About the author:
Jo Linsdell is a freelance writer, author and illustrator. Originally from the UK, she now lives in Rome, Italy with her husband and their two young sons.
Author website:
Release Date: 1st June 2012

Product details:
ISBN/EAN13: 1477446591 / 9781477446591
Page Count: 32
Language: English
Related Categories: Juvenile Fiction / Stories in Verse

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Reviews provided by the author:
5 Stars
"Out and About at the Zoo by Jo Linsdell is a delightful story set in rhyme about a boy and his mum. The two spend the day at the zoo and meet many animals along the way. Your child will enjoy reading this book time and time again. The colorful illustrations make this book a joy to read. Pick up a copy of this book and share a day at the zoo memory with your little one".
By Kate Mueller, Author of Bella's Birthday Surprise
5 Stars 

"Out And About At The Zoo is a cute book that describes a child's memory filled trip to the zoo. Are you heading to the zoo and you would like to tell your kids what animals they will see there and what they might be doing? Then Out And About At The Zoo would be a great choice. Easy to understand and easy for children to read along with. It is filled with simple yet colorful pictures that even held my one year old's attention!

Would also make a good gift for young readers who are just beginning to read!"
Our thoughts:
One of the things we liked about this book is Jo Linsdell included a "Belongs To" where children can write their names. I remember doing this as a kid and loved it. It made me feel my book was special because my name was between its pages. This is something we don't see very often anymore in children's books so it was a nice surprise.
We also really enjoyed the illustrations. The artwork reminded me of the type of animals you might see on the walls of a child's room. Very colorful, warm and friendly. Linsdell has a smile on every animals face.
The text is simple and easy to read for beginning readers. The rhythm is smooth and the rhyming isn't too silly either.
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  1. Thank you for today's feature and also for your kind words.

  2. Dang! I wish I was a kid again. I loved the zoo. Actually, I still do. I always headed straight for the monkey's cage. Monkeys are a blast and they keep ya gigglin!
    Hope you're having lots of fun with your two young-un's!
    Be contacting you soon about the other thing. :)

    1. Thanks Jay. I love the monkey's too. I could quite happily spend the whole day just watching them :)



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