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Zoomer
by Ned Young


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Hooper and Cooper are ready, but where's Zoomer?

Zoomer is waaaaay too busy for school today. Although his dad begs him to get ready, how can Zoomer make time for school with such a full schedule? He has to blow the world's biggest bubble, build a brontosaurus out of sand, launch a rocket ship--and that's just the beginning

Ned Young paints Zoomer's world with fun, detailed illustrations that showcase the silly side of everyday life.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Hooper and Cooper are ready, but where's Zoomer?

Zoomer is waaaaay too busy for school today. Although his dad begs him to get ready, how can Zoomer make time for school with such a full schedule? He has to blow the world's biggest bubble, build a brontosaurus out of sand, launch a rocket ship--and that's just the beginning

Ned Young paints Zoomer's world with fun, detailed illustrations that showcase the silly side of everyday life. Kids and their parents will laugh out loud at the surprise ending that proves Zoomer knows best after all.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780061700880
  • ISBN-10: 0061700886
  • Publisher: HarperTorch
  • Publish Date: March 2010
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 10.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.92 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Imagination & Play
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 59.
  • Review Date: 2010-04-05
  • Reviewer: Staff

Young's debut picture book features a lively puppy who insists he's “way too busy” to get ready for school, much to the frustration of his father (mom's away) and brothers. Although the text provides a routine description of ordinary family life, Young inserts fanciful visual illustrations of birds bowling in the treetops and pelicans appearing out of nowhere, making it clear that Zoomer's world is one in which just about anything can happen. Zoomer shows off his artistic talents by sculpting first an ornate dog food castle, then an enormous brontosaurus in the sandbox. Even more surreal, he sails a pirate ship on a sea created by a garden hose, transforms the sofa into an elephant, and crashes his spaceship through the roof of the house. Young's exuberant illustrations are the clear focal point—Zoomer's siblings and father are flat characters with generic dialogue (“I think that kid needs a major time-out,” complains one). Even the exclamation points are overdone as Zoomer gets the last laugh, reminding his family that he doesn't have to go to school because “TODAY IS... SATURDAY!!!!” Ages 3–7. (May)

 
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