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The Way to the Zoo

By John Burningham
Illustrated by John Burningham

In this classic child’s fantasy featuring John Burningham’s delightfully expressive artwork, an unlocked door leads to pandemonium – and one little girl’s formidable voice reins in an entire menagerie!

From one of the world's finest and most distinguished picture book makers, John Burningham, comes the story of a little girl called Sylvie who lives every child's wildest fantasy. In her bedroom wall Sylvie spots a door ... and beyond that door she finds a passage ... and beyond the passage she discovers ... the zoo! So Sylvie decides to bring a few small animals, like a little bear, into her bedroom at night time, just for a cuddle. And then she takes the penguins back for a splashy bath. Once, she even brings back the monkeys but, really, they were much too messy. No matter what Sylvie does though, she always makes sure to close the door in her bedroom wall. Until, one day, she forgets... John Burningham's much-celebrated storytelling and illustration will quickly draw readers into this riotous animal adventure!

  • Brilliantly encapsulates every child's wildest fantasy - a door in their own bedroom ... that leads to the zoo!
  • "Burningham is admired as a fearless original whose wit and sense of fun should be a part of every infancy." -- Amanda Craig, The Times

About the author

John Burningham is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest picture book artists. With over 35 books to his name, he has twice been awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal, for Borka: The Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers and Mr Gumpy’s Outing. Among his other celebrated books is Granpa, for which he was awarded the Kurt Maschler Award, and which was later made into a successful feature film. He lives in North West London. Find him online at www.johnburningham.com and on Twitter as @john_burningham.

ISBN: 9781406360523
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2015
Dimensions: 279 x 199mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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