Philip at the zoo tells about self-knowledge and confrontation with dangers, imaginary or real. It is also about relations with relatives, and how to stand by yourself, when you know you are right and the grown-ups act in a wrong way.
Place: The story takes place in a zoo and tells about various animals, people who work there and how to behave in a zoo.
Group: Elementary and secondary school
Discussion: Tell/write about your latest visit to a zoo.
What kind of animals or people are you afraid of?
How do you react in a dangerous situation?
What do you do, when you meet a difficult person?
How do you act, when you know you are right and grown-ups are wrong?
Tell/write about a relative you like. Why do you like this relative?
What kind of thoughts come to you from the story?
What would you do in Philip’s situation?
Tasks: Draw your own pictures about the story.
Write your own story about one of the pictures in the book.