Andy Ellis When Lulu Went To the Zoo

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When Lulu Went To the Zoo

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When Lulu went to the zoo
she was sad for the giraffes
and the penguins too.

Lulu decides to release all the animals from their cages and takes them back to her house to live. However it turns out to be not quite such a good plan after all...

Children will love this rollicking, read-aloud text matched by hilarious illustrations.

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About the Author:

Andy Ellis is a writer and illustrator of children's picture books, but is also a fine artist, specialising in landscapes. He has had over fifty titles published, and his books have been translated into seven languages. He has also been involved in the creation of the animation series Astro Farm and The Wombles. He lives in London with his wife and two young children. This is his first book for Andersen Press.

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PreSchool-Grade 1—Ellis's engaging illustrations outshine the text in this uninspired offering. Lulu, who is "two times two," goes to the zoo, decides that the animals should be free, and sneaks them all home to live with her. But it's an impractical solution, and the zookeepers find them. She convinces them that the animals should go live in Lululand, "a place where each of the animals had oodles of space." The story lacks subtlety as well as logic. The text does not scan well, the rhymes strain with words like "saw" and "door" paired, and the page turns are awkwardly paced. The plot is thin at best. The idea of a child realizing that zoo animals should be free is a worthy one, but the far-fetched, almost magical solution here detracts from the seriousness of the issue. All of this is unfortunate, because the artwork is really worth the time. Lulu, a genial tyke, is expressive in her cartoonish simplicity, and the appealing animals are easily identifiable and cuddly, yet not overly cute. The pictures are packed with humorous details that would keep little ones turning back. However, none of this is enough to save the pedestrian text.—Amy Lilien-Harper, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT
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