What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY!

4 Aug

sleepyanimalsWhat the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo

by Grace Millsaps & Ryan Murphy

Illustrated by John Clark IV & Alyson Kilday

44 pages – ages 4+
Publisher: The Sleepy Animals, LLC; 1st editionΒ  on July 15, 2013

This is an awesome picture book! What’s even better is I have TWO copies to give away to TWO lucky people! (Sorry US addresses only)

“Erik, How do we enter such an awesome give away?!?” you ask…

Well read to the bottom and find out!

Goodreads description –

Rhinos rock out. Alligators stroll under limbo polls. Elephants pound the piano. Pelicans cater.

Ever wonder why the animals at the zoo are always so sleepy? What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo will answer your questions once and for all.

When Renee asks her father why the zoo animals are snoozing all day, he dreams up an elaborate answer. At night, the monkeys steal the zookeeper’s keys, and all of the animals come out of their cages to dance, eat, and play. By the time the visitors arrive in the morning, the animals are all tuckered out. Renee doesn’t believe her father’s tale, but dads have a way of being right about these things…”

What I thought- Who hasn’t wondered why the zoo animals are always sleepy? Well, you can find out in this hilarious book! The illustrations are big, bright, kooky and super fun to look at. You could read this book 5 times, and catch something new each time in each illustration! I swearΒ that I have seen a dinosaur or two in the details! Even the end pages of the book are fun to look at. The pictures make it seem like you are right in the party with the animal! The story is great too! The rhyme is great, and is kind of sing-song when you read it. It makes the story fun to read! This book makes a great bedtime story – or for kids interested in animals or zoos. I would certainly read other books by this team! πŸ™‚

I give this hilarious book 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks


Hey – I make it easy – just comment and say you’d like to be in the drawing. πŸ™‚ My sister will pick 2 lucky names out of a hat (US addresses only, please) and I will announce the winners on August 18th. Good Luck!

To learn more about this book, check out the website HERE!

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Check out this fun video about the book!


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35 Responses to “What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY!”

  1. genealogyfun August 4, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

    I would love to be in the drawing!!! What a great idea! Thanks for introducing us to kid books. I am always looking for books for my nephews (now that my kids are in college) and for the local libraries.


  2. Genevieve Petrillo August 4, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

    Yes! I want to be in the drawing! Sleepy animals are my favorite friends. They remind me of myself.

    Love and licks,


  3. Michelle Isenhoff August 4, 2014 at 10:37 pm #

    I’m not entering…but this looks really fun! Too bad my kids are too “old” (their word) for picture books, lol.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 6, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

      HEY! Tell them I still like picture books πŸ˜‰ It is a really fun book! Thanks Mrs. Isenhoff!


  4. Lynn August 5, 2014 at 6:10 am #

    This is the kind of picture book that is fun to read to little ones. Too bad I can’t enter the contest but it’s a great win for two people. Very nice review, Erik.


  5. itsybitsymom August 5, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    I would love to be in the drawing! This looks awesome, even if I don’t win I am tracking this one down to read at Story Time! Thanks!


  6. Kristy August 5, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

    Would love to be included in the drawing! Thanks! Looks like a book my kiddos would love! πŸ™‚


  7. Tammy S. August 5, 2014 at 8:36 pm #

    Enter me, please! πŸ™‚ My boys would love this.


  8. stanleyandkatrina August 5, 2014 at 9:33 pm #

    We would love to be in the drawing… these sleepy animals sleep. :0)


    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 6, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

      Clyde pretty much sleeps all day too. I don’t think he has a party at night… at least I hope he’d invite me… You are in the drawing! πŸ˜€


    • KidLitReviews August 18, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

      Love the new icon!


  9. LovableLobo August 5, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    Please enter me in the drawing to win this fun sounding animal book! Great review, SuperKid!


  10. Michelle Henretta August 6, 2014 at 2:24 am #

    Please enter me. This looks like a fun book to read to my son at bedtime πŸ™‚


  11. countcandycorn August 6, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    I am not entering the contest but my grandson just saw the video and thought he would like this book. Great job on the video!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks August 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

      Thank you for your comment! I agree, the video is done really well. The book is too! πŸ˜€


  12. writersideup August 6, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    So these guys really ARE “party animals”! πŸ˜€ I wouldn’t mind cuttin’ a rug with this bunch so I’m in it to win it πŸ™‚ Thanks, Erik! Great review πŸ™‚


  13. Catherine Johnson August 6, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    Sounds fab Erik!


  14. Dawn Malone August 7, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    Looks like a really fun story. And such a great video!


  15. Carolsue August 8, 2014 at 5:40 am #

    I’d love to win! My son would really enjoy this book!


  16. ccarpinello August 14, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this on the Kid Lit Blog Hop, Eric. My grandson loves the zoo and will enjoy this.


  17. KidLitReviews August 18, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    Crud, no wonder I didn’t win. I got here too late. Oh, woe is me.


  18. readingwithrhythm August 23, 2014 at 12:33 am #

    This book looks really funny! I think my reader kids would like this one. I’ll have to check it out! Thanks!


  19. Myra GB October 9, 2014 at 7:37 am #

    Somehow this book reminded me a little bit of Suzy Lee’s The Zoo. You should check that one out too. Absolutely brilliant.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks October 13, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

      You’re full of book recommendations today! YAY! πŸ˜€ I’ll check that out too! πŸ˜‰



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