Friday, April 5, 2013

Zoo Girl

Zoo Girl
by Rebecca Elliott
Oxford : Lion Children's, 2012, c2011
unpaged picture book

An adorable little girl feels like she doesn't belong at the orphanage. Not only does she not have a family, she has no friends either. She finally feels at home when the orphans go on a field trip to the zoo. She lives happily there until she is discovered. Will she return to her lonely existence at the orphanage? Or could there be a happy ending for this sweet little girl?
The atmospheric illustrations are perfect for conveying the girl's sense of loneliness and joy as her story unfolds. The minimal use of words to tell the story gives the illustrations an opportunity to shine.

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