Author: Alan Rusbridger

Publisher: Puffin

The Smelliest Day at the Zoo

Book Blurb:

Slap bang in the middle of the hottest day of the year, the zoo’s drains have blocked up and there’s nowhere for the animals’ poo to go!

Mr Pickles the zoo keeper (who is looking distinctly green) must decide what to do with it all . . .

Before the naughty chimps beat him to it!

My Review:

This book is for six-year-olds. The narration is quite entertaining, there were some parts that were funny. Although I am not a fan of toilet humour, the author’s overall take on the subject is quite good.

The book is full of cute illustrations that make the reading experience quite entertaining.

Although, I would have liked the story line more had the author focused less on the “poo” part and more on actually moving on with the story. The middle part seemed a bit dragged unnecessarily. Also, if we look at the overall structure of the story, it was more suited to the comic style than the illustration and text style.

Overall, this book could give your six-year-old a couple of laughs. I rate this book 2 out of 4.

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