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Thiago De Moraes grew up obsessed with drawing and would doodle on anything – even his exam papers. He started illustrating professionally at the age of 16 for a Brazilian newspaper. Thiago has won major awards for his illustration work in advertising – The Zoomer’s Handbook is his children’s illustration debut.
This thoroughly charming picture book fills night-time with friendly bears and should delight little children. At night, when it’s dark and quiet, the Night Bear hops onto a night bus and sets off to find his dinner – nightmares. Travelling round he finds treats on doorsteps everywhere. Monsters with hideous eyes, dragons and scary pirates are all delicious, but a dream of rainbows and unicorns is so disgusting he has to give it away. The bear is super cuddly and lovable in Thiago de Moraes’ attractive illustrations and this will add fun and adventure to little children’s idea of the night, making it perfect bedtime reading.
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
Step inside twelve magical mythological worlds. You might wantto take a map.But the maps in Myth Atlas are special: they show how twelve extraordinary cultures saw the world. For some it's a giant tree or an upside-down mountain. Others reckon we're living on the back of a giant turtle. All of them are fascinating. As you travel the world from Egypt to Japan, you'll meet an incredible array of gods, monsters, heroes and fantastical beasts. Just watch out for werewolves and banshees along theway . . . Myth Atlas is a magnificent gift book that will captivate children and adults alike.
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... 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.
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