The Zoomers' Handbook by Ana De Moraes

The Zoomers' Handbook

Written by Ana De Moraes
Illustrated by Thiago De Moraes

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December 2016 Debut of the Month | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the Sheffield Children’s Book Award and longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize. This is not a book for zookeepers, and it’s not a book for farmers, readers are advised. Instead, it’s for zoomers, and zoomers look after very special beasts indeed, shigers for example - their stripy wool makes the nicest jumpers - or the horsodile, who gives the best rides when you need to get somewhere fast, even if it’s underwater. A host of the animals cared for by zoomers appear in the book, depicted in soft browns, blues, and greens against a pale grey background, each picture accompanied by informative passages of text! Children will love this parade of funny, mixed-up creatures, and be tempted to invent new animals to add to the zoomers’ handbook. ~ Andrea Reece


The Zoomers' Handbook by Ana De Moraes

This is not a handbook for farmers. Farmers look after chickens, cows and pigs. Anyone can do that. This is not a handbook for zookeepers. Zookeepers look after monkeys, elephants and lions. That's easy. This is a handbook for zoomers. Zoomers look after very special beasts...

You can discover the secret of the shiger's stripy wool, the challenges of owning a loyal but gigantic dogephant and the special skills of the super-fast horsodile in this mind-bending, creature-blending debut from husband and wife team Thiago and Ana de Moraes.


Striking Telegraph

Stylish and very witty debut Fiona Noble The Bookseller

Clever and often charming Kirkus

A nice choice for a silly storytime Booklist

Playful illustrations and a light, fun text... the concept will delight children Books for Keeps

About the Author

Ana De Moraes

Ana De Moraes is an incurable storyteller and a creative director at the BBC. She lives in London with her husband Thiago and their young son.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

6th October 2016




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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