Color Zoo is definitely geared towards the younger crowd. It’s full of color and shapes that turn into animals. One animal turns into another as you turn the pages: a tiger turns into a mouse, a mouse turns into a fox, etc. The shapes are shown on the left and the name of the shape as well. The new animal is shown on the right with its name. After three animals are shown, a page with the shapes that made those animals are shown with their names. It is a very easy and fast read. The only word you’re going to read are the shapes, animals, and at the very end colors as well. The creativeness makes up this whole book, the simple shapes and the vibrant colors put together to make these animals are amazing. I recommend this to any parent with younger kids, especially those learning their shapes, animals, and colors.
Color Zoo is great for the 3-4 year olds, although you can still read it to younger kids. The preschool aged kids might understand the shapes, animals, and colors a bit better.
Recommended additional activities: If you have kids who are also older who enjoy reading/seeing the story as you read to your younger one(s), have them help you recreate the animals by drawing them using the shapes they used in the book and then have everyone help coloring them in with the colors provided.
Did you read Color Zoo to your kids?? Did they love it, like my kids did??