the dancing clock

Summary:
There's a musical clock at the Central Park Zoo. Milo the monkey watches the clock's animal musicians play every day. He wants to dance, too. So one day, he escape and climbed onto the clock. He had fun, but then he was hungry. How was he going to get down from the clock?
Educational Themes:
The Delacorte Clock really exists. Bring the clock to life by watching a on YouTube to see the clock in action.
Reading Level:
3.5
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Read with a 9-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. If you have ever been (or are planning to go) to the Central Park Zoo. This is a buy.
Little Kid Reaction
Our daughter loved looking at the pages and all of the activity. She laughed at Milo, but also guessed what was going to happen.
Big Kid Reaction
This is a cute story. The rhyme is spot on and done VERY WELL. The illustrations are colorful and active enough to keep very young listeners busy while you read the text.
Pros:

Great illustrations and one of kids' favorite animals combine in a sweet story to read again and again.

Cons:

It's a quibble, but when describing the clock, the author talks about "the penguin banging his drum." Yet that is never depicted in any of the illustrations. My daughter looked everywhere for that - and I'm sure she's not the only one.


Title The Dancing Clock
About
Author Steve Metzger
Publisher Tiger Tales © 2011
Illustrators John Abbott Nez
ISBN 9781589251007
Material Hard Cover
Cost $12.95
Genres Animal Characters, Picture Book, Rhyme
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