The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
One Night in the Zoo
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
This rhyming counting book is set in a zoo and follows the antics of the various animal inhabitants once night falls. A crocodile and a kangaroo ride a bicycle made for two, rabbits climb a giraffe for the view and monkeys stick a cockatoo’s feathers back on with glue.
Kerr’s soft pencil illustrations are delightful and despite the surreal activities her animals get up to, all will be recognisable to young children, who will enjoy counting along and pointing them out on each page.