Thursday, February 18, 2016

Midnight Madness at the Zoo - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review from Arbordale Publishing.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

The bustle of the crowd is waning and the zoo is quieting for the night. The polar bear picks up the ball and dribbles onto the court; the nightly game begins. A frog jumps up to play one-on-one and then a penguin waddles in to join the team. Count along as the game grows with the addition of each new animal and the field of players builds to ten. Three zebras serve as referees and keep the clock, because this game must be over before the zookeeper makes her rounds.

My Review:

Told in rhythmic form, Midnight Madness at the Zoo is a charming tale of zoo animals who play a game of basketball after the zoo closes.  The game starts out with one animal and ends up with ten.  While reading, children can count out the animals on the court.  Some of the zoo animals featured include monkeys, penguins, seals, and lions.

The "For Creative Minds" section at the back of the book fosters information on basketball vocabulary.  For instance, kids can learn that a layup is to shoot the ball into the basket from close up.  There's also topics about endangered zoo animals and building a basketball hoop.  There's also two match exercises.

Midnight Madness at the Zoo is a Spring 2016 book release by Arbordale Publishing.

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45 comments:

Kristen said...

I love orangutans.

Janet W. said...

The gorillas at Zoo Atlanta are my favorite to see!

Amy C said...

The tigers of course!!

jakiesmom said...

I like lions

bison61 said...

I like the elephants

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Erin Ellis said...

The gorillas are always my favorite!

Jennifer W said...

We're actually big Okapi fans. :) My son has a stuffed one that he would take as his comfort object to daycare. It was great because there was very little chance anyone else would have one; there was never any confusion.

chickie717 said...

I like so many, but one of them are the Giraffes.

Feisty Fox said...

I like seeing bears at the zoo.

Jennifers Deals said...

I like the penguins.

momo said...

I have always liked watching the Tigers and Lions when we go and visit the zoo.

Charlene S. said...

Giraffes are my favorite zoo animal.

Charlene E said...

I love seeing the giraffes

Nancy said...

I like the seals at the zoo as well as the red panda.

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Renee said...

No zoo visit is complete without first seeing some lemurs.

Ken Ohl said...

We love to see the monkey's for sure. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Maryann D. said...

I enjoy looking at the monkeys and tigers.
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aperry said...

My favorite zoo animal is the lion.

Marty C. said...

I love the otters and the baby penguins and the polar bear!

Isaiahsmom said...

I like the Zebra or giraffe. I also like the polar bears and panda bear.

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I love monkeys and giraffe!
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j1man1r66 said...

Our favorite Zoo animal is the giraffe!
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Lisa Jagodzinski said...

Polar bears i just went to the zoo today also baby gorillas are also my favorite or any baby animals they r so cute!

Rachel said...

I like to see tigers at the zoo although I always feel bad for them not being in the wild.

Xty C said...

My favorite would be monkeys

kmcgrew213 said...

i like the leopards !

James Coyne said...

i like the monkeys

rajee pandi said...

elephants

Leela said...

The parrots.

Sue Hull said...

I love the tigers.Thank you for the chance :)

Sue Hull said...

I love the tigers.Thank you for the chance :)

Pamela F said...

Our little one loves elephants.

Audra said...

Hippos are my fave

Breanne said...

Pygmy hippos are my favorite.

Diane Bare said...

I like the big cats!

laura b said...

We love elephants!

Jillian Too said...

I've always loved the elephants.

Ronda said...

I love the monkeys.

Deanna Watson said...

My local zoo has otters. I love to watch them because they are so funny.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I like giraffed

Book Mama said...

Giraffes!

Annmarie Weeks said...

I love girafes! Love their spots and the gracefulness of their long necks and beautiful eyes with those big eyelashes!

Meghan Berdelle said...

I love the monkeys!

Donna said...

I when to the zoo when I was a kid and saw the otters and have been obsessed with them ever since. The rest of my family are big zebra fans.

cbusch said...

We love the pengiuns <3 chaselhoff at usa dot net