The Flood at the Zoo by Mr. Baker-Hall and illustrated by Carlos Brito, picture e-book, published by Baker-Hall Group Limited in 2016.
A flood has hit the zoo and the animals must find a way to beat the rising waters. What will happen to them?
I’m not a fan of this book, though I liked it better than Dinner at the Zoo. The text is mostly rhyming with some tongue twister type material. It all felt forced, like it was trying too hard to be silly and funny, but didn’t make it. I really disliked the part with the seahorse, it was annoying. There was some effort made to engage the reader, asking questions that would get the kids involved. I did like the ending, it was the best bit of the story.
The picture of the ape falling to the ground was funny, though the style of illustration generally didn’t suit me.
The Flood at the Zoo is suitable for lower primary school students. There are also colouring books available in this series.
*I received this book as a digital copy from the author, who asked me for an honest review of this book. I did not receive any other remuneration, and the review is composed entirely of my own opinions.