What’s New at the Zoo?: An Animal Adding Adventure
Sylvan Dell Publishing (2009)
Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 5) and Mom for Reader Views (7/09)
In “What’s New at the Zoo?: An Animal Adding Adventure” we go on a trip to the zoo. We learn the different names for the baby animals, other facts about them, and practice adding the number of baby animals to the number of adults.
Cayden: “I liked practicing adding the numbers of the animals together. It got kind of hard at the end but it was fun! I liked learning the names of the baby animals; like that elephant babies are called calves. My favorite pictures were the ones of the snakes and bears. The matching game at the end was fun too!”
“What’s New at the Zoo?: An Animal Adding Adventure” by Suzanne Slade is a great educational book to help your young child learn addition and also a number of facts about animals. There is a section at the end of the book called “For Creative Minds” which expands on the knowledge presented in the main part and presents a number of other fun activities. We enjoyed the rhyming text and even I learned a thing or two!