Zebra on the Goby Jill Nogales, Loraine Rocha (Illustrations)

Expected publication: April 1st 2017 by Peachtree Publishers

4 Stars

Synopsis: An energetic read-aloud about the circus running away with itself! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages: the circus is beginning. Fierce Lion and speedy Zebra are stepping into the ring to perform their actbut wait! Things arent going quite according to planwith one little mistake. Zebra is on the goand Lion is in hot pursuit! Jill Nogaless rollicking text keeps readers on their hooveser, toeswhile newcomer Lorraine Rochas vibrant illustrations bring the whole circus to life.

My Review: When the animals get loose at the circus, the laughter begins. This book is told in rhyme, is easy to read and has a great cadence. It is a fun tale with lion chasing zebra through town after he steps on lion’s paw. The illustrations are fun and detailed. In several of them you can look for zebra who is hiding from lion. Once they are on the run, everyone else follows until there is a happy ending and zebra and lion are no longer in a tiff. A great read aloud for classrooms. This is a wonderful book for schools, libraries and homes as well. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.