preSchool-Grade 3-A rhyming, rhythmic, and lyrical charmer about zoo animals going on strike. It all starts when the elephants complain, We re paid only peanuts! All of the animals follow suit, reminiscent of Doreen Cronin s Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (S & S, 2000). The monkeys demand, We want a nice pool in our pen!, the zebras demand root-beer floats, and the giraffes are wearing turtleneck sweaters from their heads to the floor... as camouflage. All is chaos as the zookeeper must pacify the animals, and there appears to be no end in sight until a first-time visitor burst into tears. It is only then, in a loud hush, that it becomes apparent to the residents just how important their job really is. The pages are bursting with color, whimsical expressions abound, and loads of laughter will be shared by all.-Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.