Kid’s Book Review: The Last Zookeeper

Kid’s Book Review: The Last Zookeeper

About the Book and Illustrator

A wordless picture book story where the reader gets to narrate the story.

The Earth has flooded. The only signs of humankind are the waterlogged structures they left behind. Peeking out from the deluge are the remnants of a zoo, home to rare and endangered animals, survivors of long neglect. Tender-hearted NOA is a construction robot who’s found new purpose as the caretaker of the zoo’s beleaguered inhabitants. Bracing for the next storm, NOA builds an ark from the wreckage in search of new land…

Aaron Becker is the author and illustrator of a number of books for children including the wordless picture book trilogy “Journey,” “Quest,” and “Return,” which follows the adventures of a young girl who uses a magic red crayon to explore fantastical worlds. Becker’s work is highly imaginative, visually stunning, and appeals to both children and adults. Another reviewer enjoyed looking at The Tree and the River , also by Aaron and published by Walker Books.



Book Review

Everyone will love this book because its a story without words so you can make up the story and it can be different each time you open the book

It was a bit different from other books because there are no words to read. We can make up the words or just look at the pictures. Everytime we read it we made different words.

The pictures tell us the story. The pictures are outstanding because they tell us the whole story without any words at all. And we can understand the whole story just from the pictures!

Its about all the animals and their home gets flooded.

There are two robots in the story. They are the zookeepers. One of them looks after all the animals. They are trying to help the world.

But the world is broken . Our world is also broken a bit because there is too much litter and dirty air from the petrol but we have to save it like the robots.

My favourite part is when they found the new home. The new home is all nature and beautiful. I love that there is a beautiful rainbow when they reach their new home.

Everyone will love this book because its a story without words so you can make up the story and it can be different each time you open the book.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Unaysa
  • Age: 4 years
  • Likes: Cycling, drawing pictures, art and crafts
  • Dislikes: monsters, ghost and cavities
  • Favourite Movie: Paw Patrol
  • Favourite Song: I'm a Little Teapot
  • Favourite Book: Fix it Duck by Jez Alborough