Hoppin’ Hankaroo: Zoo Adventure by Janet Earnest-Jenkins Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

A young girl named Kathy goes to the zoo and makes friends with an unusual bird in author Janet Earnest-Jenkins’s “Hoppin’ Hankaroo: Zoo Adventure”.


The Synopsis

Join Kathy and Hankaroo on their trip to the zoo where they meet some silly animals and make a new friend who is the funniest bird they’ve ever seen! Appropriate for ages 0-6 years, Hoppin’ Hankaroo is a rhyming book, which makes it easier for little ones to remember the words. The illustrations are done in crayons as if a child colored them. A great learning tool and fun story, your child will want to read this humorous picture book again and again! 

The Review

This was such a fun and engaging read for children. The author did an amazing job of crafting an easily accessible and entertaining narrative that kids will be able to jump into immediately. The chemistry between Kathy and Hankaroo as they journey through the zoo was relatable as many kids bond so closely with their pets. 

The imagery will be so impactful to younger readers, as the use of crayon drawings will make the child feel almost like they are reading a story that they themselves could have made. The exploration of the animal kingdom with the highly creative imagery and atmosphere the author has created will leave the younger readers eager to read the next adventure in the author’s children’s book series.

The Verdict

Captivating, entertaining, and fun, author Janet Earnest-Jenkins’s “Hoppin’ Hankaroo: Zoo Adventure” is a must-read children’s book read. The fast-paced narrative and the wild and exciting creative nature of the imagery will have readers engaged in the story and eager to read more adventures featuring Kathy and Hankaroo. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

Janet is a grandmother of five and loves creating stories and writing fun poetry for early readers. Her stories keep the young imagination entertained and tickle the funny bone. Janet spent 36 years as the executive secretary to the chairman and CEO of an engineering company. Janet currently lives in Bonneau, SC.


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