Name of Book: Professor Wormbog In Search For The Zipperump-A-Zoo
Author / Illustrator: By Mercer Mayer
What It's All About: Professor Wormbog has all kinds of beasties but he doesn't have the elusive Zipperump-a-zoo. He travels the world searching for the Zipperump-a-zoo aided by a few of his animals the cute and fuzzy Little Laugh and the not-so-cute Kerploppus. After searching everywhere he decides to give up and goes home (whose home: your home, my home, Old Kentucky home) and takes a hot bath. Sitting by the fire he falls asleep with only Little Laugh in attendance...or are they really alone?
My Favorite Bit: There are so many great bits about this book--it's positively in my top five favorite books of all time. Favorite page: the page where the Professor goes to sea. There is so much going on on the page and I wouldn't mind being there. I also highly enjoy a few of the phrases such as:
"He went to the peak and looked and looked but when the peak looked back he knew it was time to go."
"Leave," she said. "Begone. Depart."
And last but not least, I love that all the beasties feel sorry for Professor Wormbog when he goes home tired and discouraged. It shows they really do like him and so do we. Below I've put the picture of some of the animals in his zoo. Their names are hilarious and make my kids giggle (I stay completely stone-faced of course).
Professor Wormbog In Search For The Zipperump-A-Zoo hardcover at Amazon
Suitable Age For Reading It To: Everyone loves this book in our house--little to big.
A Little About The Author / Illustrator: Mercer Mayer is awesome. Okay, you can read a little about him on my earlier post about Everyone Knows What A Dragon Looks Like here. Thanks for stopping by!