Zoo Girl (Hardcover)

By Rebecca Elliott, Rebecca Elliott (Illustrator)

Lion Children's Books, 9780745963235, 24pp.

Publication Date: January 11, 2012



Astrikingly illustrated story with a heartwarming message about family, love, belonging, and home at its heartZoo 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 the animals love her and when she's discovered snuggled in a cage with the tigers by the zoo keepers and brought back to the orphanage, she doesn't want to go. Thankfully, the keepers know when they first see her that they have found a daughter at last, and return shortly with adoption papers to take her home with them. Zoo girl has found her family at last Written with just one or two words a page, this simple tale about finding one's place in life is sure to resonate with children everywhere.

About the Author

Rebecca Elliott has illustrated several children s books, including "Jungle Tumble," "Monkey Tumbles," "My Nativity Jigsaw Book," and "My Noah's Ark Jigsaw Book." She is the author and illustrator of "Just Because.""

Praise For Zoo Girl

"Truly lovely. . . . It is indeed for all readers, all children and all adults. It shows children what's possible and it puts adults in a position in which we can see and understand everyone, not just the so-called able-bodied. It's fun, it's rhythmic, it's thoughtful."  Michael Rosen, Children's poet and former UK children's Laureate on Just Because

"Children will easily engage with the emotions of a little girl who longs to be loved. . . . Children will talk endlessly about this book, and teachers will love it."  Bookseller

"Rebecca Elliott sees and reads colors to great effect."  Carousel

The book's illustrations are "expressive" and "inviting."  —Examiner.com

"Elliot's lovely story is arrestingly told in beautiful, textured mixed-media illustrations that are evocatively minimalist and ingeniously composed."  –Kirkus Reviews