"A turning of the tables and charming artwork set this warm and funny bedtime book apart from its kin. . . . A guaranteed bedtime winner."—Jennifer M. Brown, Shelf Awareness
"This book is a true original in the best sense. Consider it your own little secret weapon in the war on bedtime. A find."—Elizabeth Bird, Fuse #8
The long-awaited follow up to My Dad Is Big and Strong, But . . ., My Dad at the Zoo is another tale of role reversal in which Dad reverts to the unsocialized, wild ways of childhood. Probably tired from all of his wearying antics around bedtime, here Dad heads off to the zoo with his son and goes completely zany.
Coralie Saudo is a children's book illustrator, who occasionally writes books as well. She has written and illustrated over twenty books and what connects them all is her sense of humor and play.
Kris Di Giacomo is an American who has lived in France since childhood. With varied techniques, she has illustrated over twenty-five books for French publishers, many of which have been translated around the world. She has published seven books with Enchanted Lion and delights in engaging children through visual wit and humor as well as good storytelling.
"A tongue-in-cheek masterpiece echoing most parents’ outings with small children." STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews
★ "The responsibility role reversal is just as funny this time around as Di Giacomo gleefully reflects Dad’s inexhaustible energy and his son’s growing weariness in scraggly charcoal lines and washes of muted color." —Publishers Weekly
"Invites self-reflection. [...] Musical prose." —Edan Lepucki, The New York Times
"This book like the first has a gorgeous sense of humor throughout. [...] The illustrations use subtle color and a cartoon style to create their own unique feel." —Tasha Saecker, Waking Brain Cells
"Kids will love the way Dad is wildly excited at the prospect of visiting the zoo, the mischief he gets up to while waiting in line for tickets ('I have to pee!' he yells, in a line that’s sure to tickle any young listener), and the fit he throws when his son says it’s too early for ice cream. Yes, in this book it’s the child who is the voice of reason, and Dad is the hyperactive goofball who ignores all the rules and almost gets his finger eaten by a piranha." —Bernie Goedhart, Montreal Gazette
- Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of 2017
- Albertine Prize for Kids