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Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo

Read by: John Lithgow
  • Written by: John Lithgow
  • Illustrated by: Leeza Hernandez
  • Published by: Simon & Schuster
  • Read by: John Lithgow
  • Suggested grade level: K - 2nd
  • Run time: 8 minutes

Oh, children! Remember! Whatever you may do,
Never play music right next to the zoo.
They’ll burst from their cages, each beast and each bird,
Desperate to play all the music they’ve heard.

A concert gets out of hand when the animals at the neighboring zoo storm the stage and play the instruments themselves in this hilarious picture book based on one of John Lithgow’s best-loved tunes.