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Doing the Animal Bop

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Doing the Animal Bop By J. Ormerod, By Lindsey Gardiner, book reviewPicture books often have a simple story line with a strong rhythm and plenty rhyming words: Doing the Animal Bop by J. Ormerod and Lindsey Gardiner begins ‘If you like to dance and you sometimes sing, Why don’t you do the animal thing?’ It is hard for children to resist the urge when this is read aloud to get up and try to move in the same way as each animal that appears in these pages, jiggling and jiving, waddling like a duck or stomping like a rhino.

This is not really a story at all, more of a poem that introduces a series of animals, one on each double page, concentrating on the way they move and the sounds they make.

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