Something's Amiss at the Zoo
By Jen Breach
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate
When the world's worst zookeepers cause chaos at the zoo with a series of ridiculous mix-ups, it's up to one smart kid to set things right.
Two zookeepers just can't figure out what's wrong at the zoo. The spider monkey won't spin a web, and he seems scared of the other spiders. The tiger shark doesn't seem comfortable in the jungle enclosure, and the elephant beetle is in danger of being crushed by the other elephants. Only one person can help: the kid! He soon sets the zookeepers straight, but one mystery remains: how did these two ever manage to pass zookeeper school?
A series of hilarious of mix-ups and misunderstandings, from acclaimed comics collaborators creating their first picture book together.
Jen Breach (author)
Jen Breach writes character-based adventure comics about ordinary children in extraordinary circumstances. She has written a regular media column for The Big Issue magazine since 2009 and her essays have appeared in TBI, The Reader, The Emerging Writer and Newswrite. She has reviewed comics, graphic novels and books for The Age newspaper, TBI, NSW Writer's Centre and the State Library of Victoria's Centre for Youth Literature. Jen is a 2013 ASA Mentorship Winner and was a 2012 Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida. She gratefully acknowledges the support of the Australia Council for the Arts. From Melbourne, Australia, Jen is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.
Douglas Holgate (illustrator)
Douglas Holgate is a Melbourne-based illustrator whose work has appeared in comics, junior fiction (the ZACK PROTON series and the SUPER CHICKEN NUGGET BOY series) and children's nonfiction. His first picture book was ZOO SLEEPOVER, followed by SOMETHING'S AMISS AT THE ZOO.
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06 Apr 2017
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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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This amusing, beautifully illustrated book is sure to appeal to younger readers. — ReadPlus