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Posted by Tom, July 20, 2017

Take a look inside This Zoo Is Not For You

Next month we’re incredibly pleased to be publishing This Zoo is Not For You: Ross Collins‘ long-awaited picture book follow up to There’s a Bear On My Chair, winner of the UKLA Book Award and the inaugural Amnesty CILIP Greenaway Honour. And today, for the first time, you can take a look inside the new book!

When a small platypus visits the zoo, the animals all assume he has come about the vacancy and he is swiftly taken through a rigorous interview process. But the platypus is far too bland for the chameleons, not nearly graceful enough for the flamingos, and his tricks will never impress the monkeys. So, he leaves. The animals soon regret being so unkind, but . . . what’s this? The platypus has left an invitation! Oh dear – it seems he had actually come to the zoo to invite them all to his party . . . But with all forgiven and forgotten, the platypus welcomes his new zoo friends to a fantastic party on his Platybus!

This rollicking, rhyming picture book combines comic misunderstandings with a heartfelt story about acceptance and belonging.

Here’s a look inside the book:

This Zoo is Not for You will be available in shops in August – you can pre-order the book online here.

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