Zoo Girl

Zoo Girl

3.46 (128 ratings by Goodreads)
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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. This striking picture book blends the appeal of animals and adventure with a heart-warming 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 memorable picture book with a lasting impact that works off the page as well as on.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 210.82 x 256.54 x 2.54mm | 136.08g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Children's Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Colour illustrations throughout
  • 074596270X
  • 9780745962702
  • 331,847

Review quote

Rebecca Elliott sees and reads colours to great effect.A" Carousel [Rebecca Elliott is] an exceptionally talented illustratorA"Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids "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 "Written with very few but poignant words, and an illustrative style that is both touching and captivating, Rebecca Elliott's book has all the hallmarks of a classic." Juniorshow more

About Rebecca Elliott

Rebecca Elliott is an author-illustrator who has won several awards and been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her children, Toby, Clemmie and Benjy, often star in her books. Her website is www.rebeccaelliott.comshow more

Rating details

128 ratings
3.46 out of 5 stars
5 12% (16)
4 33% (42)
3 43% (55)
2 12% (15)
1 0% (0)
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