I sun myself upon the rocks
I wear no shoes. I need no socks.
The only school I ever see
Is a school of fish. That's lunch for me.
My furry skin's so warm, it's said
That I can make icebergs my bed
The circus puts me in its shows
To spin beach balls upon my nose.
Grownups applaud and children cheer
When I do back flips on my ear
For me though it is no big deal
It's really easy for a __________.
Guess Who Zoo
Oh no! The monkey stole the zookeeper’s keys and set all the animals free! Eleven animals tell their stories and there’s a clue in every line. Can you help name them and set everything right?
Guess Who Neighborhood
House-hunting can be fun, but looking for a new home that’s “just right” can get pretty boring. Well, that’s what Todd and Valerie thought anyway. Yawn. But when their parents discover the Guess Who Neighborhood and animals start asking questions, boring suddenly becomes exciting. Would you like to visit their new neighborhood and join the fun? It’s easy!
Guess Who Farm
Young MacDonald (Old MacDonald’s son) has a big problem. He bought 11 animals for his new farm, but they refuse to come out. “No way!” they say. “Not until you guess our names.” But Young Mac is a terrible guesser. “Please,” he begs, “will you guess the animal’s names so I can start my farm?”
Right from the author page.
It all began at 30,000 feet...
Howard Eisenberg, Lyricist
Howard and Arlene
For many years, entertaining our three children and six grandchildren, my wife Arlene, (when she wasn't busy writing What to Expect When You're Expecting), made a family tradition of reading poems aloud in ways other than those their poet-creators intended.
But Arlene dealt the bards and their works no permanent damage. Artfully pausing to let them fill in the rhyme blanks, she simply made our kids and grandkids co-poets who, when at first they didn't succeed, tried again. Language skills and vocabularies improved, and they became wonderfully adroit little rhymers and word-players.
Observing Arlene inspired The Guess Who Zoo. And so, on a ten-city book tour, while Arlene visited TV anchor folks, I visited zoos, gathering picture postcards of, and arcane information about, their animal residents. Then, on long intra-city plane trips, I amused myself writing little animal autobiographies in verse, always leaving the last word of the last line blank, and mailing them to our grandchildren in Boston and Santa Fe.
My goal: to amuse, entertain and educate them while hinting that they had grandparents who loved them. I hope The Guess Who Zoo helps you make that same case to your kids.
I received complimentary copies.
Cassandra's review- The books are as fun to read as they are for the kids to guess. Well written and easy for some ages, these books are going to be great for school teachers and libraries all over the world!