If Anything Ever Goes Wrong at the Zoo

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byMary Jean Hendrick

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'If anything ever goes wrong at the zoo, you can send the zebras to my house,' Leslie tells the zebra keeper. She also invites the monkeys and the elephants. None of them ever comes - until one wet, stormy night when the zoo floods and the zebra keeper remembers Leslie's offer. 'It's a simple, enticing idea, gracefully and logically developed by this new author and ably abetted by Dyer's watercolors. . . . A real charmer.' - Kirkus Reviews

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'If anything ever goes wrong at the zoo, you can send the zebras to my house,' Leslie tells the zebra keeper. She also invites the monkeys and the elephants. None of them ever comes - until one wet, stormy night when the zoo floods and the zebra keeper remembers Leslie's offer. 'It's a simple, enticing idea, gracefully and logically de...

JANE DYER has illustrated many well-loved picture books, including Move Over, Rover!, a Geisel Honor Book written by Karen Beaumont; Oh My Baby, Little One , an ABA Pick of the Lists and Parent's Choice Recommended Book written by Kathi Appelt; and the bestselling classic Time for Bed by Mem Fox. She lives in Northampton, Massachusett...

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Format:Other FormatDimensions:32 pages, 10.08 × 7.92 × 0.1 in

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ISBN - 10:0152010092

ISBN - 13:9780152010096

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PreS-Gr2-- Leslie visits the zoo every Saturday, but her mother is unaware that as her daughter talks with the animals' keepers, she offers to take in the animals ``if anything ever goes wrong at the zoo.'' When heavy rains cause flooding, the keepers remember Leslie's offer and escort their charges to her house. Her bewildered mother grants them refuge, but reminds Leslie to check first before inviting friends over the next time. A crisp and conversational text makes this a great choice for reading aloud, and children will be quick to anticipate the animals' arrival. Dyer's spirited watercolors skillfully capture the understated humor and add sparkle to a winning tale. --Lori A. Janick, Parkwood Elementary