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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
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.
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
|Publication date:||6th October 2016|
|Author:||Ana De Moraes|
|Illustrator:||Thiago De Moraes|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month, eBooks|
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.More About Ana De Moraes