Amazing Mr Zooty! by Emma Chichester Clark

Amazing Mr Zooty!

Written by Emma Chichester Clark

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A magically quirky picture book featuring the ever-helpful Mr Zooty who likes nothing more than to help anyone he meets to succeed in what they want to do. It’s a zany, upbeat story of unselfish behaviour reaping its just rewards.


Amazing Mr Zooty! by Emma Chichester Clark

The Amazing Mr Zooty is always out and about and on the lookout for people to help. So when he meets the kind but poor Taylor family he decides to grant them each a wish. What would be best - pancakes for breakfast, a purse always full of change, or... just what was it that Lucy wished for? A ride in a balloon? Or a voyage downstream?

About the Author

Emma Chichester Clark

Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for various magazines including New Scientist, Cosmopolitan and The Sunday Times, for publishers and advertising agencies as well as teaching art for several years, and has also illustrated numerous book jackets.

In 1988 she won the Mother Goose Award for her first book, Listen to This!, an anthology compiled by Laura Cecil. She also won the Kate Greenaway medal in 1988. Since then, she has become internationally known, illustrating writers such as Roald Dahl, Peter Dickinson, Anne Fine and Margaret Mahy. Emma was the first winner of the newly created Grinzane Junior Award for I Love you, Blue Kangaroo.

Emma was born in London but raised in Ireland. She started drawing "just about as soon as I could hold a pencil. But I could never find enough paper and my mother wouldn't let me use her Basildon Bond. So secretly I used to tear the blank pages out of her grown-up books and draw on them and make my own little books."

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32 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

2nd August 2007




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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