Zoobooloo by Christine L. Villa: #RWYK Certified Great Read

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Zoobooloo by Christine L. Villa – BOOK REVIEW: #RWYK CERTIFIED GREAT READ

Hello dear readers,

It’s time again to celebrate a brand NEW ReadingWithYourKids Certified Great Read! Get ready to be inspired by a sweet little picture book Zoobooloo by Christine L. Villa and illustrated by Kathrina Iris.


ZooboolooWhat happens at Zoobooloo when the gates are closed at night? Do all the animals sleep or do they have a ball with all the visitors gone? Discover what Monkey advises Giraffe, Crocodile, Elephant, Lion, Zebra, Polar Bear, and Flamingo, and find out if the GRAND SWITCH-A-ROO was a disaster or a raging success. Christine L. Villa’s hilarious animal story and Kathrina Iris’s charming illustrations will bring a smile to any reader from the first page to the last.This book has 16 drawing and coloring pages.


About the Author

Christine L. Villa is an award-winning poet and a children’s book writer residing in California, USA. She loves visiting zoos and aquariums. If she were to switch body parts with an animal, she would love to have butterfly wings. But then if she did, she would be spending more time in rose gardens and never have any time to write at all.
To know more about her, please visit www.christinevilla.com.


At Reading with Your Kids, we’re all about encouraging kids to love and accept themselves for who they are. Being you is the best thing you can do for yourself.  Children’s picture books can be a powerful tool to share this message without preaching. In today’s post, we’re delighted to introduce our latest certified read that instils this powerful message with a funny story based on the zoo animals in Zoobooloo.

Zoobooloo is a delightfully funny picture book written by Christine L. Villa and illustrated by Kathrina Iris. We love children books! They are also especially enjoyable with great illustrations like this one has!
In this silly story, the animals at the zoo(Zoobooloo) complain about how unhappy they are with one or some of their body parts. Giraffe doesn’t like his long legs. Elephant is bored with his old grey suit and wants to makeover. Zebra wants to have thick mane like lion but lion thinks it’s bothersome and doesn’t mind giving it up for Elephant’s ears. He thinks this will make him look cooler. Polar bear wants to exchange his white fur with flamingo’s pink feather. Upon hearing all this whining, Monkey comes up with a brilliant idea – A SWITCH-A-ROO. He suggests al the animals to switch their body parts with the animal of their choice. They happily agree. A GRAND SWITCH-A-Roo is then organized that takes place the next day. All the animals exchange their body parts. But will they love themselves with the new body part? Read the book to find out.

We enjoyed this well-written, detailed illustrated book that will transport readers to another world, a world of imagination and animals. The detailed illustrations and thoughtful color choice by Kathrina Iris will help young readers narrate the story. This is a fun picture book that will interest almost any child as it has just the right amount of humor and excitement.

If you love picture books that are plain fun, vibrant colorsand beautiful illustrations with a meaningful message, this is the book which you will definitely want to read with your kids! Kids will love laughing at the hilarious and imaginative illustrations of the animals. The color pages given at the end is our favorite part of the book.

Final Verdict

Overall, Zoobooloo is a sweet, quick read that your little ones will be sure to love.  Like the zoo animals in the book, many kids are not satisfied with their looks and hopefully, this book will help them to cope with self-doubt and offer them an opportunity to discuss their feelings!

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