What Would You Do if You Were Left at the Zoo?

What Would You Do if You Were Left at the Zoo?


Children - Animals
24 Pages
Reviewed on 01/07/2014
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Author Biography

Renee Hand is a multi award-winning author and requested speaker on the topic of using fun fiction to teach science, geography and history. Let her show librarians, educators, and parents how using her books can not only challenge readers and the way they think about problems in real life, but she creates high interest topics that suck the reader into her stories encouraging them into wanting to know more about the settings, science, history, culture and people. Skills like reading comprehension, reasoning, deduction and observation come together in a myriad of ways.

In her Crypto-Caper Series children get to solve puzzles and cryptograms that are woven strategically inside of the story for the reader to find and solve inside of the books. Each book provides the reader with what they will need to solve the case, providing them with the knowledge and new skills that will help them succeed.

In her Joe-Joe Nut Series, Renee expertly combines the love of a good mystery with science using the topics of animal tracks, rocks and minerals, as well as weathering, erosion, and art. These books can supplement a curriculum in any classroom. The books also contain extra information like experiments, terminology of the topic, charts, and much more. All books are interactive and fun.

Renee is a maverick in writing children's interactive mysteries, combining elements while teaching children to believe in themselves and providing confidence to handle life's challenges.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite

What Would You Do if You Were Left at the Zoo? by Renee Hand and illustrated by Middy Mathieu is a delightful children's pictorial book introducing readers to animals and zoos. Sheldon and his mama take a trip to the zoo one day. While there, they entertain each other at each exhibit by imitating what each animal naturally does, observe what type of environment they are in, and sometimes their diet and grooming habits. The whole day was spent discovering new animals to mimic, and gaining more information about each one.

Renee Hand introduces readers to many different concepts within this creative, unique, fun book. The author sets the story plot within a zoo, thus inviting readers to explore zoo life, such as animals within, their living habits, and their diets. The author also allows for a reader to ponder on what a career as a zookeeper might be like. When Sheldon visits one of the animals, he watches a caretaker, thus showing one job within the zoo.

What Would You Do if You Were Left at the Zoo by Renee Hand is not only a fun and exciting read for children and adults, but it is also interactive as readers can join in with the characters as they mimic each animal. The author offers a wonderful learning resource for parents and teachers, not only with the book itself but also with a number of activities, crafts, and games at the end of the book for children to complete and enjoy. This book has all of the elements a children's book should have: vivid and colorful illustrations, a learning concept, and an interactive story plot. This book is very charming and enjoyable for young children, parents, and educators.