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Book Title: Animal Strike at the Zoo. It's True!|
The author of the book: Karma Wilson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 674 KB
Date of issue: May 30th 2006
ISBN 13: 9780060575021
Read full description of the books Animal Strike at the Zoo. It's True!:Personal response- I loved the humor in this book. The turtleneck sweaters on the giraffes were hilarious. I enjoyed when the zoo animals went "totally wild" to make little Sue stop crying. I loved the illustrations in this book because the colors were absolutely perfect. I'm not sure what the illustrator used to create the beautiful pictures, but I thought they were really fun and appealing. I tend to favor books that rhyme and this book had a great rhythm. I also liked this book because it reminds me of when I went to the zoo as a child, so that made it special for me.
Read aloud for enrichment
-I would use this story as a read aloud for preschool or kindergarten and maybe 1st grade (the language might not be rich enough for 1st graders though)
- The story is something the kids could relate to because most of them have probably been to the zoo. I think children would laugh through this entire story.
-Could also be used as a writing prompt. You could have the kids write about what they would ask the zookeeper for if they were the animals that went on strike.
-Vocabulary: Good vocabulary that gives an opportunity to talk about what certain words mean, for example you could ask the kids "What do you think it means when they say 'the headlines are telling it all?' What is a headline?" Other vocabulary words are lumber, wallow, peeping, strike.
Read aloud for curricular purposes
-Could be used to talk about rhyming words
-Could be used as a light hearted introduction to a history lesson talk about what a strike is.
-literacy elements: the setting is integral to the story, there is a plot, could have students use the story to practice plot or story sequencing
Read information about the authorKarma Wilson grew up an only child of a single mother in the wilds of North Idaho. Way back then (just past the stone age and somewhat before the era of computers) there was no cable TV and if there had been Karma could not have recieved it. TV reception was limited to 3 channels, of which one came in with some clarity. Karma did the only sensible thing a lonely little girl could do…she read or played outdoors.
Playing outdoors was fun, but reading was Karma’s “first love” and, by the age 11, she was devouring about a novel a day. She was even known to try to read while riding her bike down dirt roads, which she does not recommend as it is hazardous to the general well being of the bike, the rider, and more importantly the book. Her reading preferences were fantasy (C.S. Lewis, Terry Brooks, etc…) and historical fiction (L.M. Montgomery, Laura Ingalls Wilder, etc…). Those tastes have not changed much.
Karma never considered writing as a profession because her mother was a professional writer which made it seem like mundane work. At the age of 27 she realized that she still loved well-written children’s books of all kinds, from picture books to young adult novels. By that time Karma was a wife and the mother of three young children. Trips to the library with her kids were a combination of emotions…a good book meant fun for all! But so many of the books weren’t what her children wanted to listen to.
Then a tax refund changed everything. With the money the family decided to invest in a computer. Karma was forced to learn to type. Combining her desire to make the expensive computer pay for itself, her new-found typing skill, and her love of children’s literature, Karma started writing for children. She wanted to put a few more good books on the library shelves and pay off that computer! Countless rejections and three years later Karma was finally accepted by book agent Steven Malk (who had already rejected her once, which she never lets him forget). Her first book, Bear Snores On, was released in 2002. The computer was paid for!
Since then Karma has had more than 30 books accepted for publication. Many of those are on the shelves of libraries and bookstores around the world. Her books have received numerous state and national awards, been translated into dozens of languages, and a few have made an appearance on the New York Times bestseller list. Karma sincerely hopes that her books bring joy to children and families everywhere.
Karma writes humorous, rhythmic picture books for the very young, and humorous and wistful poetry for the primary grades.
These days Karma lives with her handsome husband Scott, and her three not-so-young-anymore children, two dogs, two chickens and one cat on some modest but lovely acreage in NW Montana. Her hobbies include reading (of course), photography, baking, yoga, and a passion for Mixed Martial Arts.
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