Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo! by Amy Sparkes

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Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 This is an exciting, imaginative and hilarious adventure that encourages little readers to have confidence and stand up for themselves, from the illustrator of Dogs Don't Do Ballet and Rhinos Don't Eat Pancakes.


Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo! by Amy Sparkes

What would you do if you received an invitation to run a zoo full of huge, scary monsters? The brave little boy in this story leaps at the chance, and although the monsters seem scary at first, he soon has them eating out of the palm of his hand.

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Sparkes addictive rhyming text is brought to bright and colourful life by Ogilvie's bold and painterly illustrations -- Pam Norfolk The Blackpool Gazette

This story certainly went down well with several groups of under fives who loved the tongue tingling rhyming text and crazy mock scary monsters -- Jill Bennett Red Reading Hub

Riotous rhyming fun from the illustrator of Dogs Don't Do Ballet, with an inspiring message about overcoming challenges -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller

About the Author

Sara Ogilvie creates award-winning art which has been exhibited across the UK and abroad. Working as a freelance illustrator Sara creates images for editorial, design, publishing and advertising. She is the illustrator of many books including Dogs Don't Do Ballet, Rhinos Don't Eat Pancakes and The Worst Princess. Amy Sparkes is the author of several picture books. She lives in Devon with her family and when she's not having adventures with her own children, she's running activities in schools, talking to children about writing.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Red Fox Picture Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

1st August 2013




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