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The Zoomers' Handbook

Written by Ana De Moraes

Illustrated by Thiago De Moraes

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LoveReading View on The Zoomers' Handbook

December 2016 Debut of the Month | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the Sheffield Children’s Book Award and longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize. This is not a book for zookeepers, and it’s not a book for farmers, readers are advised. Instead, it’s for zoomers, and zoomers look after very special beasts indeed, shigers for example - their stripy wool makes the nicest jumpers - or the horsodile, who gives the best rides when you need to get somewhere fast, even if it’s underwater. A host of the animals cared for by zoomers appear in the book, depicted in soft browns, blues, and greens against a pale grey background, each picture accompanied by informative passages of text! Children will love this parade of funny, mixed-up creatures, and be tempted to invent new animals to add to the zoomers’ handbook. ~ Andrea Reece



The Zoomers' Handbook Synopsis

This is not a handbook for farmers. Farmers look after chickens, cows and pigs. Anyone can do that. This is not a handbook for zookeepers. Zookeepers look after monkeys, elephants and lions. That's easy. This is a handbook for zoomers. Zoomers look after very special beasts...

You can discover the secret of the shiger's stripy wool, the challenges of owning a loyal but gigantic dogephant and the special skills of the super-fast horsodile in this mind-bending, creature-blending debut from husband and wife team Thiago and Ana de Moraes.

The Zoomers' Handbook Press Reviews

Striking Telegraph

Stylish and very witty debut  Fiona Noble The Bookseller

Clever and often charming Kirkus

A nice choice for a silly storytime Booklist

Playful illustrations and a light, fun text... the concept will delight children Books for Keeps

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ISBN: 9781783442157
Publication date: 06/10/2016
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783442157
Publication date: 6th October 2016
Author: Ana De Moraes
Illustrator: Thiago De Moraes
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month, eBooks

About Ana De Moraes

Ana De Moraes is an incurable storyteller and a creative director at the BBC. She lives in London with her husband Thiago and their young son.

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