Book Review: Wild Zoo Train

Author Carmela LaVigna Coyle Illustrator  Steve Gray Publisher

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About the book:

This zany Wild Zoo Train is off on a mysterious adventure!

Choo-choo-choo goes the Wild Zoo Train.

Ding-ding-ding goes the bell on the roof.

Clickerty-clack go the wheels on the track.

TOOT-TOOOT goes the whistle on top and the train STOPS!

Hold on to your seats as this Wild Zoo Train takes you on an up close journey to animal habitats you’ve only dreamed about.

A zoo train full of children takes a mysterious turn into the wilds. As each train trip becomes more and more wild, curious children observe the whimsical world around them!

My Review: 

Wild Zoo Train comes wrapped in a beautifully designed dust jacket and is priced at $15.95. The illustrations are wacky and bold. I found myself laughing at some of the animals expressions, with their large bulging eyeballs! The story incorporates repetition which is a great addition to a picture book for young readers. It also has sound words, such as choo-choo-choo and clickety-clack. As a parent, books with sound words make it a lot of fun to read aloud. The wild zoo train travels to different parts of the world: a canyon, a jungle, the African savanna, Antartica and the moon! This makes it perfect for using it as a mentor text in the classroom for social studies (geography) and science (animals) lessons.

I would recommend this book to both families whose children have a love of animals or trains and to classroom teachers.

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