By: Paul V. Picerni
In Being Two and Going to the Zoo, our birthday girl, Sophia, her big sister, Maria, and their teenage cousin, Eddie, have big birthday plans of going to the zoo where a baby giraffe is about to be born. Sophia explains, “We heard about this news on our TV set. I want this baby giraffe for my very own pet.” After running into trouble while all riding on Eddie’s tricycle, the kids barely make it to the zoo just before the gates close. When they finally make it to the giraffe exhibit, the baby giraffe is taking its first steps. Sophia announces to others, “I want to take the baby giraffe to my home,” But, “Maria explains its mama can’t leave it alone.” The colorful illustrations in this heartwarming little story seem to tell a story all of their own.