Monday, June 11, 2012

OUT AND ABOUT AT THE ZOO written & illustrated by Jo Linsdell

Image of Jo LinsdellAbout Jo

Born in Gillingham, Kent (UK) in September 1980. Married name Joanne Denise Feliciani. She uses her maiden name, Linsdell, as her pen name. Having passed 10 GCSE's, she went on to study Business Studies, History and Art A-Levels at Yateley 6th Form. She left England and moved to Rome, Italy in June 2001, where she now lives with her Italian husband and their young son. 

She has had various jobs including working in hostels, being a tour guide and teaching English as a foreign language. She now works full-time as a freelance writer. She writes regularly for various websites, newspapers and magazines. 

She has published two books in print 'Italian for tourists' and 'A guide to weddings in Italy' as well as various ebooks including; Il dolce Natale: Christmastime in Italy, Some risks are worth taking, INSIDE.OUT, La Befana, Promotional Techniques: Ways to market your books and The Patron Saint of Lovers. 

Find out more about her at her website 

Out and About at the Zoo 
Written and illustrated by Jo Linsdell

Rhyming text and colourful pictures accompany this fun day out discovering different animals at the zoo.

Release Date: 1st June 2012 

Product details:

ISBN/EAN13: 1477446591 / 9781477446591 
Page Count: 32 
Binding Type: US Trade Paper Trim Size: 6" x 9" 
Language: English 
Colour: Full Colour with Bleed 
Related Categories: Juvenile Fiction / Stories in Verse

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5 Stars 

"Out and About at the Zoo by Jo Linsdell is a delightful story set in rhyme about a boy and his mum. The two spend the day at the zoo and meet many animals along the way. Your child will enjoy reading this book time and time again. The colorful illustrations make this book a joy to read. Pick up a copy of this book and share a day at the zoo memory with your little one". 

By Kate Mueller, Author of Bella's Birthday Surprise 

5 Stars 

"Out And About At The Zoo is a cute book that describes a child's memory filled trip to the zoo. Are you heading to the zoo and you would like to tell your kids what animals they will see there and what they might be doing? Then Out And About At The Zoo would be a great choice. Easy to understand and easy for children to read along with. It is filled with simple yet colorful pictures that even held my one year old's attention! Would also make a good gift for young readers who are just beginning to read!" 

By Virginia L. Jennings, Author


5+ Stars

Out and About at the Zoo is such a fun book.  I can't wait to read the rhymes in this story to my grandbabies.  I know I will be sending them their own copy of this book to read and soak up the colorful pages.

The illustrations are so cute and will definitely grab the child's attention to the bright colors and the zoo animals they are visiting in this darling book.

Here is one of my favorite pages, it teaches the child about the description of the animal and teaches colors in fun rhyming words.

 "Zebras with stripes 
of black and white 
trotted over, much to my delight."
page 14 

I see this as not just for a fun read but also for the education of  young children.  

I highly recommend this book!

I rated this book a 5+ out of 5

I received a free pdf of this book from the author for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  It is my own opinion.


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  2. Thanks for hosting me during my tour and also for your fantastic review.

  3. Thanks goldensylph for your kind words :)