Never Play Music Right Next To The Zoo
From Simon & Schusterby John Lithgow and Leeza Hernandez
"Oh, children! Remember! Whatever you may do, never play music right next to the zoo. They'll burst from their cages, each beast and each bird, desperate to play all the music they've heard."
This zany picture book follows a boy who attends a concert next to the zoo. Bored with the performance, he begins dozing off when suddenly the animals take over the stage. The humorous verse is full of zoo creatures and instruments that children will want to learn more about. The artwork matches the tone and text wonderfully. Children will be giggling at both the song and the illustrations, such as the one of a hippo playing a tuba. This would be a great story time book, and it even includes a CD of John Lithgow singing the tune with an orchestra. (Grades PreK-2)