Beautiful illustrations and a clever rhyming story teaches kids about math and basketball - what could be better? Adults and kids will enjoy this book and the added bonus of several learning activities following the story. In addition to being a fun and clever story, it's an introduction to early math and to commonly used basketball terms. Strongly recommend for girls and boys!
This is a beautiful book. I learned a lot about basketball from it. Also a story of how a group of animals that normally don't get along come together for a common interest. Can't wait to read it to my grandkids.
At the end of the day when the zoo guests leave, a polar bear picks up the ball and a nightly game starts. Numbers and basketball terms are seamlessly integrated into the story as the players on the court. A frog, zebras, camel, and more join the fun until suddenly they hear the zookeeper coming. Young kids will find great humor in the idea that animals are sneaking out of their cages and playing basketball, while they are getting a subtle lesson in numbers. A playful concept that will have you wondering if this might just be the reason zoo animals are so sleepy when you visit.