Calm Down, Zebra by Lou Kuenzler and Julia Woolf

It’s Story Book Sunday where I review a children’s picture book with my two daughters and this week we’ve been reading Calm Down, Zebra together 🥰


Annie said to the animals, “Let’s help baby Joe.
He’s learning his colours, which he doesn’t yet know.
I’ll paint pictures of you – please line up for me.
If I use the right colours then Joe will soon see.”

Everyone’s favourite, enthusiastic zebra is back, eager to get in on the act as Annie tries to teach her little brother about colours. But although things don’t turn out quite the way she imagines, together they make the world a brighter and more beautiful place!

Our Thoughts


This is such an enticing looking book!  The two children getting messy with a zebra and lots of paints on the cover certainly piqued the Littles’ interest!


The illustrations in this book are so beautiful.  They are bright and cheery and full of SO MUCH colour – they really are a feast for the eyes.  This is a great book for discussing colours but also features numerous lovely wild animals which are very popular in this house!


The narrative itself is a wonderful rhyme; perfect for reading (and shouting) aloud.  It is alive with funny and interesting words and phrases which the Littles enjoyed repeating and rolling over their tongues.


Hilariously funny and so much fun; Calm Down Zebra was an instant hit in the Cooke house and comes recommended!


Calm Down Zebra is out now in paperback And you can buy it here Our thanks go to Faber Childrens for our review copy.


Hope you all have a lovely Sunday!

Until next time!

@mrscookesbooks ♥️

Published by Mrs Cooke

👩🏽‍💻📚I read and shout 📣 about books 👯‍♀️owner of 2 book-loving Littles 🌳village dweller ✍️stationery fiend 🍸gin enthusiast 📩DM for reviews etc 💌

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