Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Zoo Academy Book Review

Zoo Academy Special Edition (Vol. 1-3): History, Science & Art Lessons
by EW Taylor
Genre – Children’s Book
Rating – G

Zoo Academy is a very special place. A zoo like no other where only the most intelligent and skilled animals live. Run by the ever-friendly Zookeper, Barnaby, Zoo Academy is not only a great place for children to visit but an amazing place for them to learn a variety of subjects. From Languages to History, Geography to Arts & Crafts, the talented animals at Zoo Academy have every topic covered.

Let your child’s imagination be whisked off to a magical place where stories are beautifully told, exotic animals communicate with kids just like them and where learning is fun!


In this fantastic first story in the Zoo Academy series, Mr. Khan, an elephant and expert in History, takes our characters Emily and Jack on a whistle-stop tour of the wonders of Ancient Rome. From Romulus to Julius Caesar and all the way through to modern-day Italy with a little help from Lydia and George, Zoo Academy’s resident Geography specialists, this is a great book to ignite your child’s interest in history.

Told in a way that is informative and fun in equal measures, this book is a great way for children to feed their imagination whilst building a passion for literature and history. Finishing with a fun quiz, Mr. Khan’s History Lesson is positioned at children up to the age of 11, but is a great book for kids of all ages.

Table of contents
Jack And Emily Meet Barnaby
Going To See Mr. Khan
All About Ancient Rome
Modern Italy
What An Amazing Day
Quiz Time


In this fantastic second story in the Zoo Academy series, Dr. Penelope (a penguin) and Einstein (a polar bear), experts in Science, teach our characters Andrew and James about Global Warming and How To Save The Planet. A great book for children to not only learn about science in a fun and engaging way but also learn more about taking care of planet earth.

Finishing with a couple of experiments that children can perform in order to learn more about science, Dr. Penelope & Einstein’s Global Warning is positioned at children up to the age of 11, but is a great book for kids of all ages.

Table of contents
A Warm Return To Zoo Academy
A Hot And Cold Warning
A Home Run
Further Experiments You Can Do To Learn More About Science


Picasso & Lucy’s Colorful World is the third book in the amazing Zoo Academy series. Picasso and Lucy (a Peacock and a Pink Flamingo) give our character Hannah a painting lesson she’ll never forget. A great book for children to learn about primary, secondary and complementary colors in a fun, involving way, this is a great story that will keep children engaged every step of the journey. This book is not only great fun but it encourages children to get hands-on and participate to embed their learning in a unique way.

Finishing with additional fun and creative activities Picasso & Lucy’s Colorful World is positioned at children up to the age of 11, but is a great book for kids of all ages.

Table of contents
A Rainy Day At The Zoo Academy
A Colorful Encounter
The Color Wheel
Lesson Over
Time To Go
Further Activities You Can Do To Learn More About Colors

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My Opinion:
I read this book to my 5 year old and she really liked it. She even asked me to read it again a few hours later. All the animals in the Zoo Academy have some special skills or talents. In Mr. Kahn's History Lesson a brother and sister named Jack and Emily learn about Ancient Rome and Italy from some very special zoo animals that live in the Zoo Academy. There is even a fun little quiz at the end to see how much children remember from the story. My daughter only got two out of ten questions right but she is only 5 and I didn't expect her to remember everything the first time reading this book. In the second story Dr. Penelope and Einstein's Global Warning a penguin and a polar bear explain global warming. There's even ideas of things anyone can do to help the planet. At the end of this story there's 5 small and easy experiments to do with your children. In Picasso and Lucy's Colorful World a peacock and a pink flamingo have a little art lesson about colors. They explain the color wheel and how colors are mixed together to make other colors. This was my daughters favorite story out of all three. She couldn't wait to start mixing colors as soon as we were done reading. I thought this book was just a little to advanced for my daughter but she really liked it. This is a very educational fun book for young children.

I received a free ebook from Orangeberry Book Tours to review.

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