A fantastic romp following a day in the life of a zoo
Batty's efforts to impress visitors at the zoo fail, but he is determined to be popular like the other animals. First he goes to the penguin pool but the water is cold and he doesn't like fish. Then he tries the gorilla enclosure but he doesn't have any fleas for the gorillas to pick off him. He tries to laze in the sun with the lions but its far too bright for his sensitive eyes. When eventually he returns to his bat cave he finds that everyone else is trying to be like him, hanging upside down. This clever and witty story is brought to life with Batty's upside down view of his surroundings, involving the reader in turning the book upside down with him. With its warm-hearted theme it is sure to delight readers young and old.
SARAH DYER was born in Brighton in 1978. She moved to London to study a BA in Illustration at Kingston University. Her first book Five Little Fiends, which won the 2001 Smarties Bronze Award, started as a project in the second year of University. She now lectures in illustration at Kingston University. Sarah lives in Hove. Her other books for Frances Lincoln are Mrs Muffly's Monster and Monster Day at Work.
Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand
Release Date: May 1, 2011
Dimensions: 214 x 268mm, 32pp
Stock Status: STOCK
Australian RRP: $16.95
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Stock Low