Some of these words may look the same, but they sure don't mean the same thing—and they might not even sound the same—in this animal musical festival full of homographs for readers 5 to 8, from Gene Barretta, author of Dear Deer, Neo Leo, and Now & Ben. In the Zoola Palooza show, for example, "Billy the striped bass opened the show wearing a big striped bow tie, and took a gracious bow from the top of his bass fiddle."
"Young readers should appreciate Barretta's ability to construct miniature story lines using the homographs.... They are well-served by his starry-eyed, crowd-surfing menagerie."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"[Kids will] enjoy Barretta's wit and the atmosphere of controlled chaos in the high-energy watercolor illustrations."—Booklist