Welcome to week SEVEN of the Read, Discuss, Do Summer Challenge! You'll go wild for this week's theme: the zoo! Pair this week's read (or reads) with a trip to the zoo. If you can't go in person, why not do a virtual tour online? Some other ideas: set up a zoo with stuffed animals, make zoo animal art, or play a game of "guess that animal sound." Be creative and have fun! Don't forget about the social media hashtag, #RDDSummerChallenge.
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell, a classic lift the flap book that will delight little ones as they guess what animal is hiding behind the flap!
Peek-a-boo Zoo! by Jane Cabrera is a great book for babies and toddlers with simple, repetitive text and bright illustrations.
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, is great for the older picture book audience. It's a sweet story about how the zoo animals take care of their friend the zookeeper when he's home sick.
There are many other great zoo themed picture books out there. Do you have any favorites?