Class Two at the Zoo by Julia Jarman
  

Synopsis

Class Two at the Zoo by Julia Jarman

Join Class Two as they wander round the zoo. They see all sorts of animal antics, but they don't notice the anaconda slipping up behind, determined to make a meal of them. But don't worry, Class Two are a resourceful bunch. Will they come up with a rescue plan? Voted Best Book of 2008 by thousands of children, it won the Stockport Schools Book Award. 'Just the ticket for reading prior to a class trip.' - Kirkus Reviews Read about award winning author Julia Jarman at www.juliajarman.com Find out more about bestselling illustrator Lynne Chapman at www.lynnechapman.co.uk

Reviews

An exuberant romp. Lots of fun School Librarian A cautionary tale, it bounces along, begging to be read aloud ... the illustrations add hugely to the fun, with pictures an text superbly integrated on each spread, creating a perfect balance ... A must have for every Class 2! Books For Keeps Wonderfully funny ... with fantastic illustrations Bournemouth Echo The anaconda in this meaty tale could possibly do with a makeover in the predictable behaviour department. Not that I'd change the story one jot. There is something immensely satisfying about a snake full of children. The Bookseller Crow A visit to the zoo turns suddenly perilous for a rambunctious class in this bouncy cautionary tale... Just the ticket for reading prior to a class trip. Kirkus Reviews As a class of wide-eyed day-trippers make their way round the zoo, they fail to notice the slimy snake slithering ominously in the background. Suddenly he pounces, and devours one unsuspecting child after another. With animated illustrations, especially the snake's bulging belly as his 'dinner

's a rising sense of suspense before the snake relinquishes his captives and slinks off to slighter another day... Junior The reader is warned of the dangers of not paying attention in the best Hilaire Belloc tradition with a modern edge. The print snakes and slides across the pages as the rhyme and rhythm gather pace. An exuberant romp. Lots of fun. School Librarian A cautionary tale it bounces along, begging to be read aloud... the illustrations add hugely to the fun with pictures and text superply integrated on each spread creating a perfect balance... children will find it enormous fun! A must have for every Class 2! Books for Keeps The print snakes and slides across the page as the rhyme and rhythm gather pace. An exuberant romp. Lots of fun. School Librarian From the bouncy mock-sinister rhymes to the illustrations featuring naively wide-eyed kids and the happy ending, readers who aren't afraid of snakes will find much to enjoy. The Horn Book Guide'

About the Author

Julia Jarman

Julia Jarman has written over 60 books for children. Born in 1946, Julia was brought up near Peterborough, and attended local schools. Her family had a small plot of land on which they kept chickens and pigs. They also had a dog, two cats, a succession of rabbits, and for a short time, a grass snake! Her pets have featured in her stories at some point. This little plot was important to Julia as she could escape there and read or just do nothing - essentials for a good imagination.

As a child she became a book worm and visited her local library on an almost daily basis. She started at one end of a shelf and read all the books until she reached the other end. Julia decided when she was 8 years old to become a children's writer, having read Little Women and the sequel Good Wives. The character in these books, Jo March, became a writer when she grew up and Julia wanted to be like her.

To begin with, Julia wrote to magazines, comics and newspapers and managed, at the age of 8, to have some work published.

On leaving school, Julia went to university to study English and Drama. She became a teacher to earn a living while developing her writing. During this stage she got married and had three children. Reading to her own children made her realise the importance of children's stories and underlined her determination to write.

Encouraged by her children, Julia started writing about people that were life like and exciting, and included some scary situations. Her philosophy is to take real life and add some 'what ifs' - and then anything can happen.

Julia still likes to read a lot but has to also make time for writing, which takes up about four days a week. She has little time for many hobbies as she also likes to visit schools one day a week to get feedback from children.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Julia Jarman
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Author's Website

www.juliajarman.com/

Publisher

Publication date

19th June 2008

ISBN

9780340911617


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