Fraidyzoo by Thyra Heder

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Read Fraidyzoo Online Free - It’s a great day to go to the zoo! As her family hustles to get out the door, Little T lags behind. She’s afraid to go back to the zoo; the only trouble is, she can’t remember why. As an ingenious solution to help her remember, her mom, dad, and sister construct homemade costumes and act out zoo animals—in alphabetical order, no less! The costumes and scenes grow increasingly elaborate and breathtakingly creative. An umbrella and bubble wrap magically transform into a jellyfish, bath towels and a can of soda become a parrot, and many, many more. At the end of the day, Little T has conquered her fear and no longer feels like a "fraidyzoo."

In this charming, witty picture book debut, Thyra Heder honors the bravery it takes to face your fears, and the loving people who help you do so.  

Title : Fraidyzoo
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ISBN : 1419707760
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 48 pages


Dani - Perspective of a Writer rated it ★★★★★

January 10, 2018

Check out more Picture book reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... A girl is afraid to go back to the zoo so her sister and parent act out different animals that could possibly be the culprit. When none of them are scary they decide to go to the zoo the next day. The illustrations are so beautiful in...

Alisha rated it ★★★★★

June 11, 2014

This is the best children's book I have read in a very long time, and considering our "over 50 books a week" "the librarians know all our names" I think that is saying something. The family in this book is the family I am trying to create. They changed their plan because the youngest got spooked,...

Luann rated it ★★★★★

December 30, 2017

So fun! The illustrations bring this story up to another level entirely. Make sure you spend some time looking at them all - including the illustrations on the endpages. The clues are there for the sharp-eyed reader who pays attention to detail.

Kimberly rated it ★★★★☆

December 05, 2014

Great illustrations and a clever story. Little T is afraid to go to the zoo, but she can't remember why. Her family helps her out - by making costumes to act out zoo animals and help her remember. Then, they can overcome her fears together. The costumes are fantastically elaborate. The illustratio...

Jen rated it ★★★★☆

January 09, 2014

This book borders on overly TWEE. An adorable, creative family that helps their youngest member remember what she's afraid of at the zoo. Pretty sure the parents are set designers for The Lion King. Appealing to different age levels.

Rebecca rated it ★★★★☆

February 06, 2014

Smart and goofy and joyfully creative. A cut above the average alphabet book.

Rebecca rated it ★★★★☆

June 09, 2014

So much fun! I'm glad I read a review telling me it was an alphabet book, because I didn't even realize what with all the homemade costumes and twist ending. Great dramatic play tie-in.

Lydia rated it ★★★★☆

December 18, 2017

A little girl thinks she may be afraid to go to the zoo, so her family tries to help her figure out why and what animal she might be afraid of.First off, this family is super-imaginative and creative, but they have way too much time on their hands (or cardboard boxes... maybe both). Fun to guess...

Omgjudy rated it ★★★★★

October 21, 2017

My 4.5 year old and I loved it. Brilliantly illustrated. Very clever way of depicting the animals and my daughter had a good time guessing as well as learning about the animals that she did not know. She also thought the ending was absolutely hilarious and I loved how the end pictures were so wel...

Val rated it ★★★★★

November 22, 2017

I loved this the first time I read it, and when I got to the end I thought about it and went back through - there's nothing in this story that genders the main character, Little T! The descriptions do, but none of the family members do! :)

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