By: Carmela Lavigna Coyle
Illustrated by: Seve Gray
Publisher: Muddy Boots
Publication Date: October 2017
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld
Review Date: December 7, 2017
Attention all young boys and girls – the Wild Zoo Train is boarding right now, and it promises to be a very crazy, very fun ride!
Toooot-Toooot!!!! The train is about to leave the station and the kids are eager to get on board. With a map to the City Zoo Tour in hand, they jump on the train. But wait! The conductor says it’s the Wild Zoo Train and the first stop is Canyonlands! How can that be? “I don’t see it on the zoo map,” notes one young rider. Stay tune for a crazy trip! Choo-choo-choo, ding-ding-ding and clickety-clack goes that train as it chugs along. Over a bridge and then the train slows down...in the canyon.
Watch for...lizards and hogs,
coyotes and frogs;
cacti and cats,
vultures and bats!
That wasn’t in the City Zoo brochure! Next stop the Amazon jungle! Just what kind of wickedly fun train are the children riding?
Wild Zoo Train is a very clever tale about a train that takes a decidedly different track to several wild and interesting places. Readers are kept guessing as to where the train will go next, and what they will see in those mysterious places. The illustrations, are bright, colorful and the zany expressions on the animals’ faces will give kids plenty of giggles. There’s no doubt children will want to catch a ride on the Wild Zoo Train.
Quill says: Wild Zoo Train is one ride you’ll love taking with your children every night as it quickly becomes their favorite bedtime story.