Put Me In the Zoo

Put Me In the Zoo

by Robert Lopshire

Board Book(BOARD)

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They say a leopard can’t change his spots–but Spot sure can! Babies and toddlers will love pointing out the colors of his changing spots in this delightful, rhyming adaptation of Robert Lopshire’s classic Bright and Early Book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375812156
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Series: Bright and Early Board Books Series
Edition description: BOARD
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 12,508
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 5.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 2 Years

About the Author

Robert Lopshire wrote and illustrated the Beginner Books Put Me in the Zoo, I Want to Be Somebody New!, and New Tracks I Can Do!  He died in 2002.

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Put Me in the Zoo 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my 18 month old son's favorite book. We had to order another copy because he carried the other one around and looked through the pages so much that it is falling apart! I read him this story at least three times a day and I'm still not sick of it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so much fun to read. It was a favorite of mine as a kid and now I get to read it to my daughter. A great read for kids of all ages...even the ones in their thirties
Guest More than 1 year ago
you just can't find a book more fun than this one. i knew this book by heart as a child, and every kid i've given it to has enjoyed it. it's about a creature with big red polka dots who wants to live in the zoo. a prefect gift!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't spend $13.99 on this,but the sorty by itslef is good! Still,on e-books, TOTLE RIP OF
Mom2sassypants More than 1 year ago
My grandma used to read this to me at her house. I bought for my daughter at 18 months in board book and now the regular hardback full story at 2 1/2. She likes this book very much. The simple illustrations are just right for the story. It addresses dealing with rejection in a positive way and how people possess unique gifts and talents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book as a child. My daughter loves it too!
MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
The animal in this book is trying to earn a place in the zoo by showing two young children all the amazing things he can do. Silly, with sneaky lesson in colors here's a story that proves that what we want isn't always what's best for us.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have looked and looked for this book. I had it as a small child, and have loved it ever since! Thank you, B&N for carrying it! You have made me very happy. Now, one day, I can share this great book with my children!
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
As a child, I had this book.  And as a child, I liked this book.  And as a child, I was not bothered by the fact that the animals in the zoo were in small cages, or that there were animals in the circus, or that what is called "violet" in this book is really indigo or just purple.  Now I have a child, and he likes this book.  Maybe it's because the animal who want to join the zoo is unidentifiable.  He is like nothing you've ever seen before, kind of a polar bear/wild cat hybrid with perfectly round, colorful spots that he can change on a whim.  Or maybe it is the colors.  Or the reactions of the boy and the girl in the story.  It could be the text, which is simple without being boring, although my son can only read two words of it yet:  "look" and "more". Whatever it is about this book, I liked it when I was a child, my son picked it out and he likes it.  Clearly the author/illustrator got the combination right.
Phillexi_Ranica More than 1 year ago
This is a great buy for kids. No problems at all and kids like tapping the pictures to play.
gdelbooks More than 1 year ago
Story was ok, but we never finished it because the navigation in the e book was so bad. It was very difficult for my 2 year old grandson to move things around. I was VERY disappointed.
JNC713 More than 1 year ago
This book is a classic! I still have my own copy from childhood. I bought this for my grandson's first birthday. Wonderful addition to any children's personal library.
gramma57 More than 1 year ago
MY 3 yr. old granddaughter loves this book. There are fun activities thru out the book that she can have fun with. It's a cute story also. I'm looking for more books by Robert Lopshire, he has a nice voice and is a great story teller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her smiles told the whole story while she was reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good ,but still to spotty.It would be rated 5 if u could just take some spots away.Hmm same old, same old.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is the best book 4 kids 2 read it it very funny and silly gerat boo 4 ur kids 2 read!
Jennifer62 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book over 40+ years ago and still love it today. I bought this for my grandaughter to read, and she loves it just as much as I do. She loves to practice reading. She loves how it rhymes and the colorful pictures as she learns to read. Jennifer62
EmmaRN More than 1 year ago
One of the classics! I was so glad to find this book to share with my child! I love the smaller size, it is so easy to pack it up and take it anywhere!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter received this board book when she was a newborn. From age 4 months on, it's been a favorite. (My daughter is nineteen months old now.) It's the only book that doesn't make noise, pop-up, have touchy-feely stuff in it, or contain flaps that we read over and over and over again.
kasia13 More than 1 year ago
Always a winner in my pick for children books. My kids loved them and now my grandchildren will experience them also!
The_Runner More than 1 year ago
I loved this book when I was a little and now it has become a favorite of my daughter.
babiesCA More than 1 year ago
I bought the Board book for a co-worker who has just had a baby. I have so many of the regular books that I've kept and read to my 2 kids as they were growing up.
Lambsreader More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book to read aloud. Toddlers like the story and have no trouble following along as it is read. The book allows them to interact with the reader who can ask for their input since the spots change in color or location on every page. Mr. Lopshire could have made better use of the background boy and girl who could be more important to the theme rather than just background scenery. As a reader for 2 year olds, I endorse the book and feel it should be in the Toddlers bookshelf.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We love the book because it is so colorful and fun. Me and my 1st grade brother love to read it with our parents.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My father loved this book, and so he read it often to me. Now I read it often to my nieces. I love it all the more for the connection to my personal history.This is a fun story (the illustrations, showing the children's reactions, are hysterical) about a critter who wants to live in the zoo, and to prove that he should he shows off all the tricks he and his spots can do. Eventually he goes to the circus, everybody is happy.I will note that the zoo depicted is a very archaic, every animal in a small, unfriendly cage type of zoo; I do not think it is sensible that he'd really like to "live this way". But when it comes up as an issue, we'll talk about it. The focus of the book is really about the cool (rhyming) tricks that can be done with spots.I will also note that the board book version of this is seriously abridged and is, unfortunately, not very well constructed. Please just get the full edition.