Lost at the Zoo
Written by Gill Arbuthnott
Illustrated by Joanne Nethercott
Part of the Picture Kelpies Series
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Take a delightful and unusual trip around the zoo as seen by Rory, a little mouse who has lost his owner. From the anteater to the penguin, all the animals try to help Rory find his owner but Rory’s descriptions of Sam are sometimes rather confusing!
Lost at the Zoo by Gill Arbuthnott
Rory the pet mouse goes on a trip to Edinburgh Zoo in Sam's pocket. He leans out to get a better look and falls into the anteater's enclosure. How will wee Rory ever find Sam again in the enormous zoo?
'Have you seen Sam?' Rory asks, and tries to describe his owner. He tells the zebra Sam's got sticky-out sandy hair and gets sent to the lion! He tells the lion Sam's got big round eyes and gets sent to the owl! Rory meets lots of animals - a helpful anteater, a polite zebra, a grumpy lion, a hungry owl, a friendly rhino, the elegant flamingos and the blethering penguins, who take him along on their penguin parade. But will he ever find Sam?
This charming zoo story, full of wonderful animal characters, is beautifully illustrated by talented young artist, Joanne Nethercott.
'Take a delightful and unusual trip around the zoo as seen by Rory, a little mouse who has lost his owner. From the anteater to the penguin, all the animals try to help Rory find his owner but Rory's descriptions of Sam are sometimes rather confusing!'
'This engaging book is not only a story but a lesson in natural history.'
'The quirky, colourful, bold illustrations complement a story that is highly recommended for reading aloud to young children. Lost at the Zoo is the latest addition to a lively series of Scottish picture, Picture Kelpies.'
'Joanne Nethercott's vibrant watercolours convey Rory's emotions and the animals'
About the Author
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