Each spread offers two pages of complementary doodling activities. For example, a left-hand page invites kids to doodle raindrops falling on a picture of a plane, and the right-hand page asks them to doodle a plane flying through pictured raindrops. By using drawings, the connection between rain and plane doesn't need to be explained! Handwriting and spelling skills are reinforced throughout by rhyming words with missing letters and drawing pictures.
Kudos for Travis Foster's illustrations in What's New at the Zoo?:
"Foster's ingenious illustrations feature antic cartoonish animals in an explosion of color...for a 3-D, retro effect. A special treat for very young readers. Fresh and vintage at the same time." --Kirkus Reviews (starred)