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The Way to the Zoo

by John Burningham

Hardcover, 40 pages

Published by Candlewick (2014-08-26)

List Price: $15.99

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Amazon Description

The celebrated John Burningham opens the door to a child’s secret adventure in this new picture-book classic.

What if you noticed a door in your bedroom that wasn’t there before? And what if it led to a passage to . . . the zoo? You might want to take just one little bear back to your room with you, or maybe just all the smaller animals. But how could you resist the penguins and the tigers and the birds? In this classic child’s fantasy featuring John Burningham’s delightfully expressive artwork, an unlocked door leads to pandemonium — and one little girl’s formidable voice reins in an entire menagerie.

One Potato Review

Minor key Burningham, though forever worthwhile, as this author and illustrator (Cloudland, The Magic Bed) has been visiting dreams for so long, and so fluently, he is practically a citizen. Here, what is a carefully regulated arrangement between sleeping and waking, bedroom and basement, animals and child, becomes a full-fledged jailbreak when Sylvie forgets to close the door. 

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