The Way to the Zoo
Written by John Burningham
Illustrated by John Burningham
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Award-winning John Burningham tells a touching story of a little girl and the special friends she makes in the night time. When Sylvie finds a door in her bedroom she discovers a secret passage to her very own zoo full of the most wonderful animals. Every night Sylvie finds a new animal to take back to her room. The easiest to manage are small and cuddly, others, like the penguins who splash a lot in the bath, are too messy. The baby elephant is too big to get along the passage and the dog is too smelly to stay in Sylvie’s room. Every day when she goes to school, Sylvie makes sure the door is firmly shut. Until one day she forgets…
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The Way to the Zoo by John Burningham
In her bedroom wall, Sylvie spots a door ...and beyond that door she finds a passage ...and beyond the passage she discovers ...the ZOO!
Where Sylvie finds LOTS of animals, looking at her!
So she decides to bring a few small ones, like a little bear, into her bedroom at night time, just for a cuddle. And then she takes the penguins back for a splashy bath. Once, she even brings back the monkeys but, really, they were too messy. No matter what Sylvie does though, she always makes sure to close the door in her bedroom wall. Until, one day, she forgets...John Burningham's much-celebrated storytelling and illustration will quickly draw readers into this riotous adventure that encapsulates brilliantly every child's wildest fantasy - a door in their own bedroom...that leads to the zoo!
Burningham is admired as a fearless original whose wit and sense of fun should be a part of every infancy. Amanda Craig, The Times
An utter delight. Marilyn Brocklehurst, The Bookseller
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