The Way to the Zoo

The Way to the Zoo In her bedroom wall Sylvie spots a door and beyond that door she finds a passage and beyond the passage she discovers the ZOO Where Sylvie finds LOTS of animals looking at her So she decides to brin

  • Title: The Way to the Zoo
  • Author: John Burningham
  • ISBN: 9780763673178
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In her bedroom wall, Sylvie spots a door and beyond that door she finds a passage and beyond the passage she discovers the ZOO Where Sylvie finds LOTS of animals, looking at her So she decides to bring a few small ones, like a little bear, into her bedroom at night time, just for a cuddle And then she takes the penguins back for a splashy bath Once, she evenIn her bedroom wall, Sylvie spots a door and beyond that door she finds a passage and beyond the passage she discovers the ZOO Where Sylvie finds LOTS of animals, looking at her So she decides to bring a few small ones, like a little bear, into her bedroom at night time, just for a cuddle And then she takes the penguins back for a splashy bath Once, she even brings back the monkeys but, really, they were too messy No matter what Sylvie does though, she always makes sure to close the door in her bedroom wall Until, one day, she forgets

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    • Richie Partington says:

      Richie’s Picks: THE WAY TO THE ZOO by John Burningham, Candlewick Press, August 2014, 40p ISBN: 978-0-7636-7317-8My days of leading daily circle times have long since passed. Nevertheless, my concept of a perfect circle time picture book for young children remains the same: It is a strikingly-illustrated book that, when read aloud, sparks both wonder and laughter. THE WAY TO THE ZOO by John Burningham is exactly this sort of picture book.One evening, while nodding off, Sylvie thinks she can se [...]

    • Barbara says:

      Adorable and imaginative. A little girl discovers a door in her room that leads to the zoo. Now, every night, she has a different animal visitor for a sleepover.

    • Donna Mork says:

      Little girl finds a door that leads to the zoo from her bedroom. She brings different animals home to spend the night. One day she forgets to close the door and there is a big zoo party in her living room. She tries to clean it up before mom gets home but fails. Mom says it looks like a whole zoo was there. After that, the girl only brings the smaller ones home.

    • Diane says:

      Imagination and curiosity get little Sylvie into a bit of trouble in John Burningham's, The Way to the Zoo. One day little Sylvie notices a mysterious door in her bedroom before drifting off to sleep. The next night, when she notices it once again, she decides to check it out.Steps, a passageway, but to where? Flashlight in hand, she discovers not just one secret door, but two. When she opens the second door she discovers lots of different zoo animals checking her out. She couldn't resist inviti [...]

    • Alyssa Madden says:

      Sylvie was about to go to sleep one night when she saw a door in her room that she had never noticed before, so the next night she decided to cheack it out. The door led down to a long hallway. At the end was another door, when she entered there were a bunch of animals looking at her, she was in a zoo! She needed to go back to sleep so she took a little bear with her, every night she kept taking different little animals with her to bed. But then she felt bad because the other animals that were b [...]

    • Aimee Martin says:

      The Way to the ZooThe Way to the Zoo by John Burningham is about a little girl named Sylvie. She saw a door in her bedroom and wanted to go inside the door when she woke up the next day, but it was gone by morning. She ended up going inside the door and found a zoo through the second door. She took one animal back and then all of the animals wanted to stay with Sylvie. She took one animal back with her every night. One day all of the animals got out and made a mess in the living room because she [...]

    • American Mensa says:

      This is a picture book, and the story is about a girl who finds a door in her bedroom wall that leads to a zoo! I found it really fun when she discovered that door! She goes to the zoo every night and bring all the small animals over to sleep with her in her bed. The best part is toward the end – it is really funny! I won’t give it away – read it for yourself to see what I mean!This is a simple picture book and even my 2-year-old brother enjoyed it when I read it to him. Both of us loved s [...]

    • Juliedrake05 says:

      Burningham, J. (2014). The way to the zoo. Somerville: Candlewick Press.Starred Review Kirkus Reviews (June 2014)ChoiceThe Way to the Zoo is a wonderful children's fantasy picture book. The book tells the story of a little girl named Silvie who finds a door in her bedroom that lead to a passage. One night Sylvie takes the passage and realizes that it leads to the zoo. Sylvie decides to bring back animals with her each night from the zoo but this gets quickly out of hand and she ends up with the [...]

    • Barbara says:

      In a tribute to the imagination of many children, this picture book follows Sylvie as she opens the door she notices on her bedroom wall only to discover that it leads to the zoo. Like most children, she decides to bring back a different animal to sleep with her each night. Although she starts with the small ones, eventually the larger animals also want to go for a sleepover. She narrowly averts disaster when she forgets to close the door while she's at school. There just might be a way to the z [...]

    • Prince William Public Library System says:

      “The Way to the Zoo” is a charmingly illustrated picture book in which little Sophie discovers a door to the zoo…in her bedroom. At night, she’d open the door and let the animals in, but they could be problematic. The penguins made a mess out of the tub. The monkeys stole things. That sort of thing. One morning, Sophie was in a rush to get to school and left the door to the zoo ajar. What will happen when her mother gets home from work? This book is an imaginative adventure perfect for o [...]

    • Becky says:

      What will Sylvie find when she opens the door? You'll want to read this one and find out for yourself. (Or you could read the title and take a guess, I suppose!) I loved John Burningham's The Way to the Zoo. It was oh-so-magical for me. I loved the story progression. How Sylvie brings back animals--small animals, mainly--back to her own room night after night. I loved how careful she was with this magic. She always made sure to leave the door closed. But I also loved that there was just this one [...]

    • Vicki Purbrick says:

      This is a great story about a girl who found a door and became curious, and behind the door she had access to the Zoo and all the animals. This is a nice story with a mixture of simple and complex sentences.This book is typically illustrated in Burningham style, with sketch like drawings set upon a white background. Animals are a recurring theme within his books, seen here and within Mr Gumpy's Car and Husherbye. A number of colours are used, which are mostly realistic that is used upon both sym [...]

    • Emma says:

      I adore John Burningham. The best part of this book is the spread where Sylvie loses her cool and all the animals scatter. I also love that readers can think of their small soft toys that they sleep with are these animals from the zoo. I dock a star because I think his text could have been a little tiny bit edited for style - I guess this doesn't happen to superstar picture book authors. But sentences with 'while' in them twice and a couple of things like that don't roll off the tongue as ideall [...]

    • Traci Bold says:

      Sylvie discovers a mysterious door in her bedroom that leads to the zoo, her favorite place ever. Every night she brings home a new animal to stay with her. Some animals work out, some don't but when she accidentally leaves the door open when she leaves for school, she comes home to a surprise.As an animal lover, I quite enjoyed this book. #mustreadWritten and illustrated by John Burningham. Published by Candlewick Press.#PB #zoo animals #magicdoor

    • Beth Nieman says:

      I really enjoyed this picture book about a little girl who discovers a door to the zoo in her bedroom--and each night, she invites a different animal to come and have a sleepover. All goes well . . . until one morning, she forgets to close the zoo door when she goes off to school! The softly-colored illustrations and animal characters with whimsical expressions are appealing.

    • Mary says:

      A compelling picture book about a girl who discovers a door in her bedroom that leads to a zoo. Although some young readers may be nervous about the door (too much like a closet), most readers will delight in Sylvie's adventures. I did find the picture of the baby elephant crying distressing, but overall this is a delightful romp.

    • Nicole says:

      I loved the story and kids will too - ooo, what is behind that door in the wall! and what will the animals do next! However, I was wishing for a bit more at the end. And while I kinda of love the sparse and strange illustrations, I also rather wished for a bit more depth for what is such an imaginative story.

    • Linnea Frank says:

      Sylvie found a door in her room -what's on the other side? Turns out, it leads to a passageway that goes directly to the zoo! Which animals will come home with Sylvie, and what will happen when they do?Animals, bedtime, imagination, humorous endingwatercolor, muted pictures may make this better for one on one than a large library group

    • Janet says:

      Yellow haired Sylvie has a door in her room leading to where--the zoo, after all this title is by John Burningham and he loves animals. Wonderful minimalist illustrations of the various animals sleeping over with Sylvie. I adored the night the penguins visited and played in the tub and were toweled off by Sylvie.

    • Alice says:

      I'm particularly fond of John Burningham picture book stories and enjoyed the quiet simplicity of The Way to the Zoo. He uses white space effectively and the pen/pencil/watercolor illustrations are dreamily soft and cozy. Who wouldn't love a soft, cuddly John Burningham zoo animal or two to sleep with at night? I'd love it!

    • Samantha says:

      A little girl discovers a secret door in her bedroom that leads to a zoo. One by one she allows the animals access to the house, but when the door is left open one day and the animals take over the living room, she loses her cool.Pen, pencil pastel, and watercolor artwork. Nice imaginative story that PreK-2 readers/listeners should find very satisfying.

    • Mary says:

      This book is a cute concept for kids who like animals and using their imaginations, but I was disappointed in the ending. It felt as though it was wrapped up too quickly and didn't do justice to the rest of the narrative.

    • Jc says:

      I thought the concept was pretty cute, and the simple drawings worked. I would have loved to have had a door to the zoo in my bedroom when I was little, and I think a lot of kids would get a kick out the idea.

    • Colette says:

      Children's imaginations are awesome if we cultivate them, or better yet, don't diminish them. Sylvia has an awesome imagination. I hope every child who reads this book looks for their door in the wall at bedtime!

    • Vanessa says:

      One day Sylvie discovers a door in her wall which leads to a zoo. She bring several of the animals back with her to sleep in her bed, but one day forgets to close the door, leading to pandemonium as the animals run free about her house. Recommended to ages 3-6

    • Miss Sarah says:

      definitely for older kids but a cute book about Sylvie who finds a secret door in her bedroom that leads to a zoo. each night she brings home a different animal to spend the night and each animal has pluses and minus. one night the door stays openwhat will happen?

    • Elisabeth says:

      Zoo animals in the house is such a crazy concept and lends itself to all kind of zaniness. *many, many* books have been written about it. This one is fine, but I believe Goodnight Gorilla will always win in this category!

    • Holly says:

      A secret door in a young girl's bedroom leads to the zoo. She decides to take some animal friends home with her each night until they take over the house! She shows responsibility by cleaning up after them and then solving the problem by closing the door!

    • Kellee says:

      Full review at: unleashingreaders/?p=3702This is a silly book that promotes imagination and curiosity. It’ll also be a huge hit for animal lovers.

    • librarianh20 says:

      The illustrations are charming but I thought the story was lacking.

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