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Zoo Girl / Rebecca Elliott.

By: Elliott, Rebecca.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford : Lion Children's, 2011Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volumes (upaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780745962702 (pbk.); 074596270X (pbk.).Subject(s): Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Loneliness -- Juvenile fiction | Zoo animals -- Juvenile fiction | Love -- Juvenile fiction | Belonging (Social psychology) -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories, pictorial works. | Picture booksDDC classification: [Fic.] Summary: A lonely little girl is left behind at the zoo. She soon finds that she is at home there, befriends the animals and at last feels like she belongs. But what happens when she is found by the zoo keepers, and will she ever find a family of her own? Suggested level: junior.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Zoo Girl has no family. In the children's home, she feels lost and alone. On a trip to the zoo, she is accidentally left behind. But she soon receives a warm welcome from the animals and when the keepers find her snuggled in a cage they know they have found a daughter at last. This striking picture book blends the appeal of animals and adventure with a heart-warming message that celebrates friends and family - making it a reassuring read to share with children feeling left out, and especially poignant for families facing a similar journey through adoption or fostering. The minimal text - just one or two words per page - allows readers room to absorb the striking illustrations and delve into Zoo Girl's story, using their imagination to reveal a new interpretation of the tale each time it is read. The result is a memorable picture book with a lasting impact that works off the page as well as on.

A lonely little girl is left behind at the zoo. She soon finds that she is at home there, befriends the animals and at last feels like she belongs. But what happens when she is found by the zoo keepers, and will she ever find a family of her own? Suggested level: junior.

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Kirkus Book Review

A lonely orphan girl finds her true friends within the walls of the zoo. She has no family and no name (at least in the story). While the other children play on the swing set and slide outside the orphanage, she sits huddled on the grass far away from them. But the mere sight of the animals at the zoo brings a big smile to her face. One day she's left behind there after a visit; she watches the big bus driving away. It might be a scary situation for some, but the little girl plays happily with the polar bear, the penguins and the elephant, among others. Eventually she's found, sleeping snugly with a mama tiger and her cub. "Don't take me!" She cries. But the pair of zoo workers who find her have a surprise. They want to adopt her, the happiest ending one can imagine. "A family." Elliot's lovely story is arrestingly told, in beautiful, a textured mixed-media illustrations that are evocatively minimalist and ingeniously composed, with hardly any text (there are fewer than 20 words all together). Readers are invited to imagine the untold details. A friendly mouse and a smiling blue bird of comparable size appear near her on every page, adding a soupon of whimsy. A picture really is worth a thousand words. Sublime for young and old, and full of heart. (Picture book. 3-6)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.