The Storytime: The Star of the Zoo by Virginie Zurcher, Daniel Howarth

The Storytime: The Star of the Zoo

Written by Virginie Zurcher, Daniel Howarth

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One night a star falls out of the sky and lands in the middle of a zoo. But no amount of boasting and competing by the various animals to get the sky back home into the sky seems to work. It is only when the most unlikely of insect comes along, not a zoo animal at all, that together with his mates he manages to get the star back home. A perfect storytime adventure that will teach children the value of how working together is fun. Delightful illustrations complement the text.


The Storytime: The Star of the Zoo by Virginie Zurcher, Daniel Howarth

The animals are settling down for the night when a shooting star falls into the zoo. Little Star is desperate to get back home, but who will help her? One by one, each of the animals offers to help Little Star, but none of them are tall enough to reach the sky. Finally Ant comes forward. Together with all of her friends and family, Ant makes a tower tall enough to get Little Star home. Their work done, the animals finally go to sleep. High above them, Little Star twinkles like a diamond in the sky.

About the Author

VIRGINIE ZURCHER grew up in France and moved to Hong Kong seven years ago. She is now a full-time mum with two young children. This is the first book Virginie has written. DANIEL HOWARTH started drawing from a very early age and went on to study Art at college and then university. He graduated with a degree in Illustration in 1994 and started creating his own range of greetings cards with his wife and fellow children's author, Heidi Howarth, whom he met at university. Daniel works from his studio in Exeter and enjoys the wealth of inspiration and imagination that comes from living deep in the Devon countryside with his wife and two children.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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QED Publishing

Publication date

17th November 2014




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