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Put me in the Zoo

Put Me in the Zoo - Robert Lopshire

Put me in the Zoo is a cute story about an animal who wants to be in the zoo, but is rejected by the zookeeper. The animal  shows two children all the fantastic reasons why he thinks he belongs in a zoo. The animal performs a lot of tricks with his "spots", and the children are amazed, eventually showing the animal that he belongs in a circus because he is a performer. This would be a great book to implement in a pre-k through 2cd grade classroom. You could do something as simple as teaching colors and shapes, to teaching rhyming words, talking about the differences and similarities in a zoo and circus, or touching on comprehension. What can the students recall about the beginning, middle, and end of the story?