Animal antics

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Two at the Zoo

By Danna Smith

A little boy and his grandpa spend a day at the zoo. This colorful, rhyming book is very engaging and interactive as the child counts animals at the zoo. Ages 0-3.

Duck and Cover

By Jackie Urbanovic

Silly Duck and his friends are nervous about helping an escaped alligator hide from the zoo. Kids will enjoy the funny antics of these animals as they try to find various places and ways to hide their new friend.

Ages 2-5.

Humpty Dumpty Climbs Again

By Dave Horowitz

Most kids know the rhyme about Humpty Dumpty. In this story, Humpty Dumpty gives up on climbing walls and sits around in his underwear watching television. A very funny twist to the traditional rhyme that will have kids "cracking" up. Ages 4-7.

Write Before Your Eyes

By Lisa Williams Kline

Gracie finds a magic journal; everything she writes in the journal comes true. Will she use this journal to do good things for the world, such as foster world peace or feed hungry people; or will she use it to help herself in life? Is the journal a good thing or a curse? Ages 7-11.

The Seer of Shadows

By Avi

Horace, a young teenager, is an apprentice to a photographer during the late 1800s. He is very excited to start taking pictures, especially since photography is so new and fascinating to everyone. Horace learns that he has a special power - when he takes pictures of people, he brings ghosts to life within the photos.

Ages 9-13.

Identical

By Ellen Hopkins

This story is about twin girls who look exactly alike but are different in every other way. It is written in the twins' voices, each telling their side of the story. Identical is a very deep and gripping story with a shocking ending. Teen.

Reviews by Amy Hay, librarian at the Gahanna branch.