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Zoe’s Rescue Zoo – The Lonely Lion Cub

When Great-Uncle Horace brings back lost and homeless animals from his travels around the globe, it falls to Zoe, and her mum, the zoo vet, to settle them into their new home. She's good at this, because she can understand what they say and talk to them, too. But that's a secret. The Lonely Lion Cub In this first book, a tiny lion cub comes to stay at the zoo and Zoe must ask Leonard, the grumpy old lion, for his help - Just as Zoe was about to burst with excitement, Great-Uncle Horace began to cut away the thick…

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When Great-Uncle Horace brings back lost and homeless animals from his travels around the globe, it falls to Zoe, and her mum, the zoo vet, to settle them into their new home. She’s good at this, because she can understand what they say and talk to them, too. But that’s a secret.

The Lonely Lion Cub
In this first book, a tiny lion cub comes to stay at the zoo and Zoe must ask Leonard, the grumpy old lion, for his help – Just as Zoe was about to burst with excitement, Great-Uncle Horace began to cut away the thick ropes fastening the crate. Meep jumped up on Zoe’s head to try and get a better view. What could the new animal be? The wooden sides of the crate clattered to the ground, and the crowd gasped. Zoe’s heart leapt. Inside the crate was a furry little animal with rounded ears, chocolate-brown eyes and a long curving yellow tail with a brown tuft on the end. It was a tiny, fluffy, completely gorgeous baby lion cub!

The first fabulous story in this highly collectible series featuring a go-getting central character, talking animals, compelling story lines and evocative illustrations

 

  • Zoe’s Rescue Zoo – The Lonely Lion Cub
  • Author: Amelia Cobb
  • Illustrator: Sophy Williams
  • ISBN: 9780857631978
  • Paperback
  • Published by: Nosy Crow
  • Disbributed by Allen & Unwin

9780857631978

 Amelia Cobb is sadly not a real person, although there is a real author behind the Zoe’s Rescue Zoo stories. If Amelia did exist, we like to think that she’d live by the sea with her two goldfish, Flip and Flop, and write her stories at a small desk by the window, listening to the radio and wearing a brightly-coloured scarf at all times.

 
Sophy Williams is an award-winning illustrator with twenty-five years experience illustrating children’s books. While still studying, she twice won prizes in the Readers Digest Young Illustrator’s competition and was runner up for the Mother Goose Award for her first picture book.

 

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This lovely little book was one my 8 year old daughter received as a Christmas present, and it is one that has appealed to her love of both reading and animals.
I love that these books are written in a way that holds a childs attention with the storyline filled with fun and that has descriptions that the child can actually visualise. Sentences that can challenge, yet not become so much that the story becomes too hard for the child to take in and actually enjoy.
The Lonely Lion cub is the first story of the set and I can see more of these books coming into our home as both my girls really seem to love them.
Seriously, who couldn’t love a book filled with baby animals and a little girl that can talk to them

 

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