Let's Talk! Going to the Zoo by Lisa Jacovsky ~ Book Review

June 30, 2021


About the Book

Book: Let's Talk! Going to the Zoo
Author: Lisa Jacovsky
Genre: Children's Fiction
Release Date: April 14, 2021

Harper and Emma are two best friends who first met at the pool in the summer. Emma has Autism which affects her speech, but she does not let it slow her down. She has a different way to communicate. Harper learned about Autism and how to communicate with her new best friend. Now the girls are getting ready to go to the zoo for the first time. What animals do you think they will see?

While enjoying the animals Emma becomes excited and flaps her hands, making noises. A group of children come over and begin to point and stare. What do you think Harper does when she sees this group being not nice to her friend? Come find out when you read the next book in the Lets Talk! Series.

My Thoughts

This was such a great book and one that every household and schoolroom should have. Lisa Jacovsky does a great job at speaking regarding Autism and autistic behaviors. Being a former public school teacher I always talked about this with my students so they wouldn't be surprised or dare make fun of others like the students in the book.  I know children always have questions so this is the perfect book to explain it in a way that children could easily understand. The illustrations are also beautiful and filled with details that are easy to understand the story. 

The story has best friends Emma and Harper who are heading to the zoo. This is Emma's first time experiencing the zoo. She gets super excited and reacts in the way she knows how to express herself. When kids start making fun of her Harper stands up to the kids and explains that being different is okay. 

This is a truly a book that should be part of everyone's library. It will spark great conversations and could even be used as a lesson for elementary school students and homeschool families. 

My Rating: 4 Stars ~ Really Liked it

I received a copy of this book through Prism Book Tours. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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