By Hardie Grant Publishing

Reviewed for Preschool, 2012

When No-one

Making predictions of what will happen in a story based on the text is a crucial lifelong reading skill. And with this lift-and-reveal picture book, making predictions is fun! Rhyming, quirky text begs the question: what do animals do at the zoo when no one is looking? Charming illustrations of giraffes water skiing, tigers at a tea party, and waltzing seals let kids tell the rest of the story in their own words! At the end, the book asks “Now all of the animals have a question for you. When no-one is looking what do you do?” A great way to spark imagination—all within the covers of a book. (Hardie Grant Egmont, $12.40)