Zoe's Jungle

High above the jungle floor, fearless Zoe, explorer extraordinaire, catches a glimpse of the rare wild Addiebeast She springs over the treeline in hot pursuit And then Zoe s mother calls, WE RE LEAVING IN FIVE MINUTES Yet Zoe still has so much to do on the playground, which transforms into a jungle in her imagination So against the ticking clock of Mama s countdown,High above the jungle floor, fearless Zoe, explorer extraordinaire, catches a glimpse of the rare wild Addiebeast She springs over the treeline in hot pursuit And then Zoe s mother calls, WE RE LEAVING IN FIVE MINUTES Yet Zoe still has so much to do on the playground, which transforms into a jungle in her imagination So against the ticking clock of Mama s countdown, she chases the Addiebeast across precarious logs balance beams , escapes from wild monkeys in their natural habitat the jungle gym , and climbs to the very top of the rainforest a tree house But can she catch the elusive creature in time A quest book, a sister story, and a race against the clock, Zoe s Jungle is a heartwarming tale of adventure and imagination.
Zoe s Jungle High above the jungle floor fearless Zoe explorer extraordinaire catches a glimpse of the rare wild Addiebeast She springs over the treeline in hot pursuit And then Zoe s mother calls WE RE LEAVIN

  • Title: Zoe's Jungle
  • Author: Bethanie Deeney Murguia
  • ISBN: 9780545558693
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Zoe's Jungle”

    1. The fearless explorer Zoe chases the dreaded Addiebeast all throughout the playground jungle, but will the ticking timer of Mommy give her enough time to reach her quarry?This was a fun book about imaginative play and sisters and how even just a few minutes at the playground can be enough for kids to find real adventure. The counting down of minutes added a nice sense of urgency and the alternating playground/jungle illustrations made for some nice variety.

    2. Readers familiar with Zoe from her previous adventures in Zoe Gets Ready (2012) and Zoe's Room (No Sisters Allowed) (2013) will be delighted with the newest book featuring Bethanie Deeney Murguia's spunky main character. Zoe, the brave explorer, has one goal - to capture the elusive Addiebeast. Mama, the brave explorer's mother, also has one goal - to leave the playground in five minutes. Can Zoe capture the Addiebeast before its too late? Murguia does a great job of blending the world of Zoe's [...]

    3. Really fun book about a little girl and her sister who want to stay at the playground but mom wants to go home. Zoe and her sister are playing chase and mom is doing a countdown-its time to go. Zoe imagines herself to be a great hunter/explore tracking the Addiebeast (her little sister).Will she capture the beast before they must leave? The suspense with mom counting down is fun-I shared this book with several classes and they loved mom counting down as Zoe continued to play! the pictures are si [...]

    4. Zoe and her sister Addie seize every moment they can to explore the great outdoors. On their way to story time, they stop in a playground and play a game of chase in which Zoe is a renowned explorer and Addie is a stealthy beast eluding her grasp. I enjoyed the shift from reality to fantasy and how Zoe imagined her domain in between hearing her mother's calls to come now. Paying tribute to the imagination of children, the text and pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are lively. Clearly, Zoe [...]

    5. I have enjoyed the previous Zoe books. I definitely liked this one. I like Zoe and Addie. I like seeing them at the park or playground. I like seeing them being so active and using their imaginations. I like the storytelling too. How the story closes with Zoe embracing the story of it. The adventure is now done, now it can be told and retold. It is a way to continue the fun and still be obedient! I liked how the illustrations switch back and forth from the real world situation (playground) to th [...]

    6. Fun. Zoe, the brave explorer, is close to capturing the wild Addiebiest. But with mom counting down the minutes, will she complete her playground quest in time?I love the wild adventures, complete with jungle illustrations, contrasted against the playground chase after her sister Addie. Mom's offpage minute by minute countdown will feel real to any child, and the simple but colorful illustrations work well.

    7. This book so reminded me of when my daughter was little and I would give her the "5 minute warning" that it was time to end her fun and prepare to leave from our play-date fun. Typically if other mom's were around to share in the conversation those 5 minutes warning stretched out to 20 or more because it was just as hard for us moms to end the fun and return back to the everyday routine of life. A super cute read to share with your little ones.

    8. Zoe and Addie are playing explorer, but their time is running out!The pen and ink watercolor illustrations are beautiful with strong details and imagination. Not having read the other Zoe books, I was a little disappointed in the lack of characterization and what seemed like an abrupt (though sweet) ending.

    9. A fun and light-hearted, imagination-filled story of two sisters chasing each other around the playground for the final five minutes before they have to leave. Their mother's "countdown" often inserts itself into their imaginary world.Lovely illustrations.

    10. I dig that Zoe is an adventurer and an embroiderer of tales: "Has the world ever witnessed such a remarkable feat, such a display of strength, ingenuity, and persistence?" The plot is slight - Zoe and Addie play in the playground, Mom counts down the minutes, girls go home with no fuss.

    11. Really good storytime book for toddlers/preschoolers, pretty minimal text on the page. The story is all about the power of a child's imagination, I like the mock "nature documentary" feel to the narration.

    12. I really like the imagination that the kids show in this book, and the illustrations are lovely. The overall premise of the story, though, pulled me out of the imaginary world the kids were creating. Good for ece and early elementary readers, especially for girls.

    13. This story within a story alternates Zoe's imaginary attempts to catch the rare Addiebeast with her reality of playing at the playground with her sister Addie. It's nice to see a picture book that celebrates both the art of imaginary play and the fun that can be had when two sisters get along.

    14. I loved the first book in this series. The story rang true! And so does this one. Zoe and her sister are playing and mom starts the 5 minute warning. I somehow missed the 2nd book and now need to go back and track it down.

    15. I really enjoyed this book as it brought back memories of all the 'adventures' I had in my own backyard growing up.

    16. They should stay outside longer. They can have storytime when they're at daycare or before they go to bed.

    17. Shows two sisters w/ great imagination taking advantage of their last 5 minutes at the park and playing for all they're worth. Fun, too, at the end that they are leaving the park to go to storytime.

    18. A great way to show writers how to have two voices in a story without using dialogue. The descriptive sentences and imagination are super. The mini-lesson possibilities are endless with this book.

    19. A cute way to have your cake and eat it too. Zoe's got quite an imagaination and she is a spunky heroine.

    20. A cute story about two little girls on the playground using their imagination to create adventures. Want to try it in preschool storytime.

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