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Karen Coiffi-Ventrice

Reviewer Karen Coiffi-Ventrice: Karen is a published author and freelance writer. She co-moderates a children’s writing critique group, and created and manages a Yahoo authors’ marketing group. Karen is also on the team of DKV Writing 4 U and a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illlustrators (SCBWI).






 
By Karen Coiffi-Ventrice
Published on June 28, 2009
 


Author: Suzanne Slade
Illustrator; Joan Waites
Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-934359-93-8 (hardcover): ISBN: 978-1-607180-38-8 (pbk.)

Highly recommended!




Author: Suzanne Slade
Illustrator; Joan Waites
Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-934359-93-8 (hardcover): ISBN: 978-1-607180-38-8 (pbk.)

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What’s New at the Zoo? An Animal Adding Adventure takes the reader on an animal adding adventure. This learning zoo adventure begins: “Two hungry pandas eat a bamboo lunch. One cub joins the meal. How many crunch and munch? 2 + 1 = ?” Through delightful rhyming text and numerals Ms. Slade creates a wonderfully engaging learning experience for children. Each page offers a new addition problem.

Within the rhyming text Ms. Slade cleverly weaves information about animals and the names of the baby animals pictured. Did you know that a baby mammoth boa is called a neonate? But that’s not all: the illustrations are striking - they are vivid, realistic and elaborate. Children will love reading this entertaining and educational picture book, in fact, they may not even realize they’re learning in the process.

An added feature to this book is the “For Creative Minds” and “Animal Matching Activity” educational section in the back. It offers additional math problems and solutions as well as information on the animals mentioned in the book. It also explains the differences in the animal classes: mammals, birds and reptiles, and asks the reader to put each of the animals shown within the book into their correct class.

I read this book to my three-year-old grand son. He said his favorite part was the picture with the peacocks. I then had my eight-year-old great nephew read it to me while answering the addition questions. They both enjoyed this book as will all children within the intended age group and even those a little younger. I highly recommend What’s New at the Zoo?

Author Suzanne Slade is the author of over 60 books for children. Her works include picture books, and biographies, as well as many non-fiction titles about animals, sports, insects, planets, and various science topics. During an earlier engineering career, she worked on Delta rockets and designed automotive braking systems. Ms. Slade lives near Chicago with her husband, two children, and their tiny dog, Corduroy.

Illustrator Joan Waites spent 15 years as a neo-natal intensive care nurse prior to studying illustration and launching her freelance career. In addition to What’s New at the Zoo? An Animal Adding Adventure Joan has illustrated nearly 40 books for the educational and trade marketplace. She is also an adjunct member of The Corcoran Museum School of Arts and Design in Washington, DC, where she teaches various children’s classes for the college’s Aspiring Artists programs. 
 
 
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