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Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo
with audio recording
Table of Contents
About The Book
A lively and lyrical picture book jaunt from actor and author John Lithgow!
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.
A concert gets out of hand when the animals at the neighboring zoo storm the stage and play the instruments themselves in this hilarious picture book based on one of John Lithgow’s best-loved tunes.
About The Illustrator
Leeza Hernandez, an award-winning illustrator and now children’s book author, hails from the south of England, but has been living in New Jersey since 1999. She works as an art director at a local magazine and in her spare time, creatively noodles with new ideas for books in her art studio. She loves to experiment with printmaking, pen and ink, digital collage, and painting.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 22, 2013)
- Length: 40 pages
- ISBN13: 9781442467446
- Grades: P - 1
- Ages: 2 - 6
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Raves and Reviews
"The humorous verse is full of zoo creatures and instruments that children will likely want to learn more about. The digital artwork matches the tone and text perfectly. 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 storytime book."
– School Library Journal
"A particularly good story hour choice."
"Move over, Carnival of the Animals; here’s another snappy, yet lighter and younger, zoological fantasy to add to Lithgow’s repertoire."
– Kirkus Reviews
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- Book Cover Image (jpg): Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo Enhanced eBook 9781442467446
- Author Photo (jpg): John Lithgow Photo Credit:(0.1 MB)
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More books from this illustrator: Leeza Hernandez
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