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Zookeeper for a Day

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By: Rebecca Johnson

Illustrated By: Kyla May

Juliet Nearly a Vet bk 6

Juliet loves animals, so much in fact that she is certain one day she will be a vet. Juliet entered a competition to be a zookeeper for a day and she won. She is so excited. She’s so happy that it is an experience she gets to share with her best friend Chelsea, who wants to be an animal trainer and groomer. There are so many jobs at the zoo and some the girls really weren’t prepared for, the most exciting thing though is that a baby elephant is due to be born.

This is such a charming story about a young girl who is incredibly passionate about animals and her dream job and she does what ever she can to work towards that goal. Juliet’s passion and positive attitude are contagious and she is ably assisted by her best friend. They have an exciting day at the zoo and I’m sure readers will find the easy language and fun pictures a good way to learn a little of how a zoo might run behind the scenes.

Publisher: Puffin

Published: 28 May 2014

Format: Paperback 96 pages

Categories:  Animal Stories, Friends

ISBN 13: 9780143308256

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Beach Buddies

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By: Rebecca Johnson

Illustrated By: Kyla May

Juliet Nearly A Vet book 5

Juliet and her family are going on a holiday to the beach. Juliet is excited because there are all sorts of animals at the beach and you never know what animals may need help, that is why Juliet is taking her vet kit. When you take your own dog to the beach you never know what sort of mischief it will get up to so it’s a good thing vets are prepared for anything.

A sweet story about family, friends and holidays with plenty of information about different animals thrown in as well. The text is interesting and easy for young readers to understand. The illustrations are appealing, innocent and somehow convey exact emotions for certain moments of the story. Enjoyable stories about an interesting young girl with a passion for animals.

Publisher: Puffin

Published: 28 May 2014

Format: Paperback 96 pages

Categories: Animal Stories

ISBN 13: 9780143308249

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Figaro & Rumba & the Crocodile Cafe

I received my copy from the publisher.figaro-and-rumba-and-the-crocodile-cafeBy: Anna Feinberg & Stephen Michael King

Part of the Figaro & Rumba series

Figaro and Rumba are strange best friends, Figaro is a dog who likes to run and Rumba is a cat for whom song and dance are part of his life. Figaro wants to catch the fast train to the beach but when a friend of theirs goes missing, plans change. When they finally get to the beach they meet a charming crocodile with a musical waistcoat and conga drums. Rumba doesn’t think anything could be wrong but Figaro is sure the crocodile is up to something.

Figaro and Rumba may be unexpected friends but they work well together, different in temperament but still happy to spend time in each other’s company. They like to do things together. This story is made up of a number of different incidents that could each be their own little tale, which makes this an easy book to share with beginning readers, or for someone starting on chapter books. King’s illustrations are appealing water colours that seem light and friendly. The package is just one hard to walk past,

Highly Recommended.

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Children’s Books

Published: 14 August 2014

Format: Paperback 96 pages

Categories: Animal Stories, Friendships,

ISBN 13: 9781743314883

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Mission One : The Catier Emerald

I received this book from the publisherthe-catier-emeraldBy: Eileen O’Healy & Heath McKenzie

Kitten Kaboodle bk 1

Kitten Kaboodle is no ordinary kitten, in one part of his life he is Judy’s kitten Buttons, but in his other part he is a top agent for CAT. His mission this time is to infiltrate the DOG fortress disguised as a pedigree kitten and discover what it is that DOG are up to this time. Kaboodle has to be careful that he doesn’t draw too much attention to himself and blow his cover. Then if at all possible the plan has to be sabotaged.

This is a fun little adventure/spy book where the central character happens to be a kitten. The chapters aren’t very long, the text is large and simple to understand, and the black and white illustrations are fun. Kaboodle is charming, if a bit self important, he is brave and determined. For someone who loves adventure and animals this looks like it could be a good series for them. It’s pace is good and descriptions clear. Worth a look.

Publisher: Walker Books Australia

Published: 01 February 2014

Format: Paperback

Categories: Animal Stories, Spy, Adventure

ISBN 13: 9781921529931

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The Great Monster Hunt

9781848950238By: Norbert Landa

Illustrated by: Tim Warnes

Duck hears a funny noise early one morning whilst still in bed. Scared she runs outside and tells Pig. As it goes from animal to animal the story of the noise gets scarier and scarier, until they are convinced that Duck has a monster under her bed. Together the friends get prepared to hunt this monster down and save Duck. What they find is not at all what they expected.

I love books by these guys. Landa’s stories are fun and somehow always engaging. There is plenty of action and text to keep the older picture book reader/listener engaged. There are also plenty of sound words to allow for interaction. Warne’s illustrations are expressive and compliment the story so well. This combination of creators never miss.

Recommended.

Publisher: Little Tiger Press

Published: 01 February 2011

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Animal Stories, Monsters, Friendship

ISBN 13: 9781848950238

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Boy Verses Rat Dog

I received my copy of this book from the publisher

9780143307297

By: Justin D’Ath

Lost World Circus Series

Colt has a secret, he has superpowers, only his best friend knows this about him. The problem with superpowers is that it is difficult to gauge his own strength. When he is attacked by a very expensive Rat Dog the consequences are disastrous. Officer Katt from the Department of Rat Flu Eradication believes he did it on purpose. She is eager for revenge against Colt. Then one of the things Colt loves most in the world is taken. He knows she is behind it but how to prove it? No matter what Colt and his friend Birdy won’t give up, even though it seems Colt’s superpowers have also gone.

Colt is struggling to adapt to his powers, whilst trying to keep them secret. The world D’Ath has created is a bleak one, there are very few animals and so a circus is an amazing thing, all these rare animals, things we take for granted. It is an intriguing world. The background for the story – the Rat Flu, is also interesting and I’m curious to see where D’Ath  takes this. Full of action and baddies you really want to see get beaten, (Officer Katt seems really nasty). An entertaining read.

Publisher: Puffin

Published: 24 July 2013

Format: Paperback 184 pages

Categories: Action, Animal Stories

ISBN 13: 9780143307297

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of the page.

In The Lion

in-the-lionBy: James Foley

This is a story about a brave boy and a greedy lion. Richard is at the zoo where the lion has been swallowing other animals and people as well. Richard goes on a hunt to find them all.

This story is one of courage and fun. It has simple, clear and appealing illustrations, accompanying the easy, and repetitive text. A fun book to share.

Publisher: Walker Books

Published: 1 August 2012

Format: Paperback, 32 pages

Category: Animal Stories, Bravery

ISBN: 9781921720321

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