Brennan-Nelson, Denise

Maestro Stu Saves the Zoo

(4) K-3 Illustrated by Tim Bowers. Stu loves the chorus of sounds he hears emanating nightly from the zoo. When a developer threatens to tear it down, Stu conducts an emergency plan to save it: a concert performed by the zoo's residents. Expressive paintings outshine the text, which is a vehicle for a stream of idioms that do little to enhance the story. An "understanding idioms" guide is appended.


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