Zoo Girl by Rebecca Elliott
  

Zoo Girl

Written by Rebecca Elliott
Illustrated by Rebecca Elliott

5+ readers   3+ readers   

RRP £5.99

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Highly commended in the Junior magazine Design Awards in the Picture Book of the Year category and shortlisted for Most Promising New Talent.

A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection.

This striking picture book containing just 19 words blends the appeal of animals and adventure with a heart-warming and reassuring message that celebrates friends and family - making it a reassuring read to share with children feeling left out, and especially poignant for families facing a similar journey through adoption or fostering. The minimal text - just one or two words per page - allows readers room to absorb the striking illustrations and delve into Zoo Girl's story, using their imagination to reveal a new interpretation of the tale each time it is read. The result is a vibrant and energetic picture book with a lasting impact both for the parent and the toddler.

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Synopsis

Zoo Girl by Rebecca Elliott

Zoo Girl has no family. In the children's home, she feels lost and alone. On a trip to the zoo, she is accidentally left behind. But she soon receives a warm welcome from the animals - and when the keepers find her snuggled in a cage they know they have found a daughter at last.

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'Rebecca Elliott sees and reads colours to great effect.' Carousel

'Rebecca Elliott's Zoo Girl is a picture book with minimal but powerful text and moving, sombre illustrations. Children will easily engage with the emotions of a little girl who longs to be loved. Accidentally left behind on a trip to the zoo, this lonely child finds affection from the animals who care for her, but it is the zoo-keepers who ultimately offer her the love and family that she craves. Children will talk endlessly about this book, and teachers will love it.' Marilyn Brocklehurst, The Bookseller

About the Author

Rebecca Elliott

Always the eternal daydreamer and doodler Rebecca Elliott's school project from the age of six has in it the line “When I grow up I want to be a writer and an artist”. After a brief trip into a more serious life involving gaining a degree in Philosophy followed by an insanely dull office job Rebecca returned to her childhood career plans.

Since 2002 she has written and illustrated dozens of children’s picture books including, Cub’s First Winter, Naked Trevor , The Last Tiger, Milo’s Pet Egg and Zoo Girl which was nominated for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal. She has also written about her own children, one of whom has severe special needs, in her books Just Because and Sometimes which have been met with accolades from former children’s laureates Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Rosen, five star reviews and much media coverage from, amongst others, The Independent and Radio 2.

Rebecca also teaches adult courses on writing and illustrating children’s books, regularly visits schools and runs workshops for children at events including the Edinburgh Literary Festival.

She lives in Suffolk with her ‘inspirations’ - her husband Matthew, a history teacher, and three children, Clementine, Toby and Benjamin and continues to spend her days doodling and daydreaming.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Rebecca Elliott
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Author's Website

www.rebeccaelliott.com/

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Publisher

Lion Hudson Plc

Publication date

17th June 2011

ISBN

9780745962702

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