Title: Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo
Author Name: E. S. Redmond
Rating: Five Siren Stones
Word Or Page Count: 32 Pages
ISBN For Print: 978-0763634445
Buy-Link (If available): http://www.amazon.com/Felicity-Floo-Visits-E-S-Redmond/dp/0763634441
Reviewer: Kristin Manter
Follow a sniffly girl on a hands-on trip to the zoo, and you’ll find one miserable menagerie — and a comical ode to the virtue of tissues
ALL OF THE ANIMALS DOWN AT THE ZOO
ARE SNUFFLING AND SNORTING AND SNEEZING ACHOO.
Why are the hyenas crying boo-hoo? And what gave the rhino a sickly green hue? It starts when Felicity Floo wipes her red, runny nose and transfers the goo. . . . Kids will be happily grossed out to follow the icky trail as she pets one hapless, bleary-eyed creature after another. With whimsical, stylized illustrations showing Felicity’s handprints on every spread, this cautionary tale will have readers roaring out loud — and racing off to wash their hands!
There is nothing like green snotty hand prints on animals to instantly make a book a favourite among preschoolers! As Felicity spreads her “floo” to each animal she visits, it is fun ask your young child to find where Felicty petted the animal, count the handprints, and name the different animals on the page.
Learning that because Felicity failed to wash her hands and use tissues and, thus, spread the “floo” to the animals she loved so much, will help children understand the importance of proper hygiene and courtesy.
This book is written with easy to understand, yet very clever prose so that both children and adults will enjoy story time with this tale. The illustrations are great fun with kind of a Tim Burton meets Dr. Suess feel that further solidify Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo as a book to read time and time again.
This book is absolutely perfect for teachers and school nurses who wish to reinforce the importance of hand washing during flu season. An absolute must buy!