Welcome to my tour stop for Zips Goes Wandering by Chris Marsh. This is a children’s rhyming picture book. This tour runs March 14-April 2nd. Visit the tour page for the list of blogs that are featuring this book.
While reading Zips Goes Wandering, my son and I had fun talking about the animals on the savanna. The simple rhyme found on each page was bouncy; the action words made it fun to repeat and even act out. For some reason I had a hard time saying the name “Zips” with some of the sentences. I wish he was named “Zip” instead! Still, the story is easy for children to relate to — after all, what child hasn’t tried to wander off at some point? The animal characters make this topic a safe yet important discussion to have with your child. The highlight of this book was the illustrations. Zips Goes Wandering has adorable pictures that my son loved. Also, the pictures made it easy for him to “read” the story as we predicted what would happen on each page. Overall, Zips Goes Wandering is a good choice for a read aloud with kids!
Zips Goes Wandering by Chris Marsh
Releases: March 15th, 2014 by BookTrope
Age Recommendation: Preschool through 2nd Grade
This is the first book of the series, Savannah Friends, and tells the story of Zips the Zebra and how, after being told by his mum about the dangers of walking off alone, decides to go on adventure by himself only to end up in trouble!
After getting chased by a hungry lion and crocodile it is down to Zips to find his way back home by asking his friends.
Zipping across the savannah from friend to friend Zips finally manages to find his way home and back to the safety with his mum.
Through rhyming and bright, exciting pictures Zips has proven exciting for many young children and their parents find it a useful tool to teach their kids about the dangers of wandering off alone and what to do if they get lost.
Praise for Zips Goes Wandering:
“Be prepared to fall in love with Zips in the magnificent and rugged African savannah.”—Della Connor, author of The Spirit Warrior series
“Plunge into the unknown with Zips the curious zebra and find a savannah filled with friends.” —Jennifer L. Hotes, illustrator of the Inventor-in-Training series and author of Four Rubbings
Chris Marsh grew up in the heart of the English Countryside and spent many sunny days going on wild adventures and long expeditions, with his mother constantly reminding him to be careful. On those rainy days he would spend hours either reading, painting or drawing, letting his imagination go wild and creating a variety of stories and tales about his adventures. Surrounded by pets and constantly exploring the local wildlife and farm animals, Chris developed a love for animals which crept into his creativity. Years later it was Chris’ turn to do the careful reminding to his adventurous nieces and nephews and he found the only way to engage them was through stories.
I received this book to review. The opinions shared are 100% mine.