Night Night, Zoo written by Amy Parker and illustrated by Virginia Allyn, is a sweet story that aids in lulling children to bed!
This story takes place in a Zoo once the keepers have gone home for the night. The animals are all planning to stay up late before going down for the night. Oh, what could they all be doing?
Throughout the story, we see a family of hippos having their dinner, gazelles hopping about, elephants taking a bath, zebras getting a last drink of water, lions brushing their teeth, pandas rolling around, koalas asking for just one more story, giraffes curling up and going to sleep. There’s an ending an image of all the animal families at the zoo asleep under the big moon and starry sky.
The book is written in a rhyming way that flows pretty well when read-aloud. The story has been well-received by my 3 year old daughter. She loves seeing the animals do things similar to her own bedtime routine. I feel the length is just right for a bedtime story for toddlers through preschoolers.
The illustrations are a delight to look at. So much detail has gone into all the scenes. My daughter and I love looking for the animal that will appear next at the zoo. Being fans of the other books in the series we loved the appearance of those titles on one of the pages!
I adore that at the end of the book there’s a reminder that God is in control even when it is a zoo!
Overall, this is a sweet book that’s great for both boys and girls. I love that it’s offered in board book format as I know it will be read again and again. This format is also easy to keep clean or to take along when a child may be away from home and needing something familiar to help them fall asleep.
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review and giveaway purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.