The Zigzag Zebra (affectionately known as Ziggy) is a familiar face to users of our pre-reading program. Ziggy is a young zebra who loves to read right along with young students.
But have you ever wondered what Ziggy likes to read? Well, I asked him to share a list of his favorite picture books with you, and you probably won’t be surprised to discover that there are zebras in all of Ziggy’s picks. Check out this list of zebra picture books from everybody’s favorite zebra!
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All My Stripes
by Shaina Rudolph and Danielle Royer
Zane the Zebra is a special zebra because he has a stripe that none of the other zebras have. Zane has an autism stripe. But he has lots of other stripes, too, and it is Zane’s other stripes that make him so special.
Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock
by Eric A. Kimmel
Anansi is a very tricky spider, but he may not be the trickiest animal in the forest! When Anansi discovers a secret about a strange moss-covered rock, he uses his secret to take advantage of his neighbors. But someone is wise to Anansi’s tricks ….
A Zeal of Zebras
by Woop Studios
What do you get when you cross an alphabet book with a book about animals? You get a caravan of camels, a pandemonium of parrots, a shiver of sharks, and of course, A Zeal of Zebras!
by Douglas Florian
If you like poems and picture books, you’re going to love Mammalabilia! Gouache-style watercolor illustrations provide the perfect backdrop for Douglas Florian’s original poetry in this delightfully silly collection of animal verse.
Max and Tallulah
by Beverley Gooding
Who doesn’t love a zebra love story with a happy ending? When Max meets Tallulah, it’s love at first sight. And though he tries hard to get her to notice him, Max soon realizes that gaining Tallulah’s love may be easier than he thought.
by Janell Cannon
When Pinduli encounters insults from the other animals at the waterhole, she inadvertently discovers a way to help her tormentors recognize and make amends for their unkindness. This masterfully told tale ends with a humorous twist that will make your day!
by Manya Stojic
Rain tells the story of life on the African savanna. It begins when the red soil is dry and cracked … but then porcupine smells the rain. The zebras can see it. The baboons can hear it. The rain changes everything until the hot sun returns ….
The Lion Inside
by Rachel Bright
Rachel Bright’s fable-like tale of a lion with a big roar and a mouse with a big heart is absolutely perfect. A delightful mix of larger-than-life illustrations, lighthearted storytelling, and important life lessons, The Lion Inside will make you laugh—and think.
The Little Zebra Who Lost His Stripes
by Jedda Robaard
Imagine Little Zebra’s surprise when he awakes to discover that his beautiful stripes are missing! But Little Zebra is even more surprised when he finally discovers his missing stripes in a most unexpected place. This sweet and simple board book is Ziggy Zebra’s choice for his youngest fans.
The Very Cranky Bear
by Nick Bland
In the Jingle Jangle Jungle, four friends find the perfect place to play. But when The Very Cranky Bear chases them away, the four friends try their very hardest to cheer him up.
by Jane Goodall
Ziggy loves picture books with zebras in them, and this book is all about zebras! In Zebra Family, famed naturalist Jane Goodall tells the story of a young zebra and his family.
Z Is for Moose
by Kelly Bingham
Z Is for Moose is an alphabetical stage production gone awry! With Zebra directing, the play features an A to Z cast, including a very confused moose. But of course, the show must go on!
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Do you have a favorite zebra picture book? Please share it in the comments and I’ll add it to our Readers’ Picks list!