I’M GOING TO THE ZOO

I’M GOING TO THE ZOO

ABOUT THE BOOK

Big-small, fat-thin, up-down… See the zoo through a little girl’s eyes! Simples verse captures the who’s who at the zoo and what they are up to! Minimalist illustrations with clean lines and uncluttered scenes play up animal shapes and sizes as the little girl strolls through the pages.

SNAPSHOT REVIEW

  • Narendra Jain’s original Hindi verses are a treat in this lovely picture book about a girl’s visit to the zoo.
  • The text is accompanied with engaging illustrations, clean but filled with little details that youngsters will love looking at again and again.
  • The book can be used to help children identify different kinds of animals and birds and their features.
  • The English translation is a bit of a disappointment, as the verses don’t have the same easy rhythm as the original Hindi.

CONCLUSION

A charming picture book for young readers, but the verses are perhaps best enjoyed in Hindi.

BOOK DETAILS

Author: Narendra Jain
Illustrator: Alankrita Amaya
Translator: Tulika Publishers
Language: Bilingual (English-Hindi/English-Tamil/English-Malayalam/English-Kannada/English-Telugu/English-Marathi/English-Gujarati/English-Bengali)
Page Extent: 24 pages
Price: Rs. 160.00
ISBN: 978-93-5046-928-6
Publisher: Tulika Publishers, 2017
Subject category: Fiction/Picture book/Rhyme
Age-group: 2+

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