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Something's Amiss at the Zoo

Jen Breach, Douglas Holgate

4 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 1, Interest age: from c 5 years, Fiction, Kids & Teens, Picture Books, Picture books, Picture storybooks


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.

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Praise for Something's Amiss at the Zoo

  • Jen Breach and Douglas Holgate's pun-tastic fantasy-action tale When Is a Door Not a Door? end the collection on a high note, with solid plots and gorgeous artwork. (On EXPLORER: THE HIDDEN DOORS) - Booklist online

  • Holgate makes it look easy. - Comics Alliance

  • Breach can script with the best of them, and far better than most - Scary Minds

  • [T]he artwork is awesome. If you have not checked out this book yet, do yourself a favor and get it soon. (On THE ADVENTURES OF COMMANDER ZACK PROTON AND THE RED GIANT) - The Book Hive

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Jen Breach

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.

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