Written by Sophie Thompson
Illustrated by Rebecca Ashdown
Part of the Zoo Boy Series
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One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Julia Eccleshare's Debut of the Month, February 2016 When Vince turns eight years old he discovers he has the most amazing secret. Although he has always hated animals, which is embarrassing because his father is a zoo keeper, Vince suddenly discovers that he can talk to them. And hear what they say back! After getting some fish fingers for a penguin, Vince finds himself with a long list of food requests from all the other animals. And he is enjoying the best birthday of his whole life! ~ Julia Eccleshare
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Zoo Boy by Sophie Thompson
Hello, Dear Reader.
Are you sitting, lying down, standing on your head, eating a jam sandwich comfortably? Then I'll begin...I want to introduce you to a boy called Vince, whose birthday it is today...Vince is an normal boy with an unusual dislike for animals. Well, you'd feel the same if your father was always working at a zoo and your mother had run off with a lion tamer. Then, on his ninth birthday, Vince discovers he has the gift . He can talk to animals! You think this is amazing? Perhaps you should meet the spoiled and demanding zoo animals that Vince encounters. There's a penguin who wants fish fingers, a flamingo that wants pink candyfloss and an owl that wants sugared mice. Now Vince is expected to meet their demands...on his birthday! But everyone seems to have forgotten about that...
This is a hilarious, delightful debut for 6+ readers by actress, Sophie Thompson, with black and white illustrations by the wonderfully talented Rebecca Ashdown.
About the Author
Interest Age: From 5
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Faber & Faber
4th February 2016
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