Zip It

“In this funny tale, Joe and his father run errands around town. The only problem is that Dad has forgotten a crucial part of getting dressed: to zip his fly. Joe tries numerous times to tell the garrulous man about the faux pas, but he can’t get a word in edgewise. Embarrassing moments ensue, including an encounter with Joe’s teacher, Mrs. Allen. Finally, the youngster comes up with a clever way to get his father’s attention in the grocery store. Children will enjoy the various manifestations of the word “zip,” e.g. “Let’s zip through this list, okay?” as well as the comic-book style layout and large color illustrations by Nancy Carlson. This picture book would make a great lesson starter on polite ways to broach awkward subjects.”

School Library Journal

Written by Jane Lindaman
Illustrations by Nancy Carlson