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Highly commended in the Junior magazine Design Awards in the Picture Book of the Year category and shortlisted for Most Promising New Talent.
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection.
This striking picture book containing just 19 words blends the appeal of animals and adventure with a heart-warming and reassuring message that celebrates friends and family - making it a reassuring read to share with children feeling left out, and especially poignant for families facing a similar journey through adoption or fostering. The minimal text - just one or two words per page - allows readers room to absorb the striking illustrations and delve into Zoo Girl's story, using their imagination to reveal a new interpretation of the tale each time it is read. The result is a vibrant and energetic picture book with a lasting impact both for the parent and the toddler.
Zoo Girl has no family. In the children's home, she feels lost and alone. On a trip to the zoo, she is accidentally left behind. But she soon receives a warm welcome from the animals - and when the keepers find her snuggled in a cage they know they have found a daughter at last.
'Rebecca Elliott sees and reads colours to great effect.' Carousel
'Rebecca Elliott's Zoo Girl is a picture book with minimal but powerful text and moving, sombre illustrations. Children will easily engage with the emotions of a little girl who longs to be loved. Accidentally left behind on a trip to the zoo, this lonely child finds affection from the animals who care for her, but it is the zoo-keepers who ultimately offer her the love and family that she craves. Children will talk endlessly about this book, and teachers will love it.' Marilyn Brocklehurst, The Bookseller
|Publication date:||17th June 2011|
|Publisher:||Lion Hudson Plc|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
Always the eternal daydreamer and doodler Rebecca Elliott's school project from the age of six has in it the line “When I grow up I want to be a writer and an artist”. After a brief trip into a more serious life involving gaining a degree in Philosophy followed by an insanely dull office job Rebecca returned to her childhood career plans. Since 2002 she has written and illustrated dozens of children’s picture books including, Cub’s First Winter, Naked Trevor , The Last Tiger, Milo’s Pet Egg and Zoo Girl which was nominated for ...More About Rebecca Elliott