What adventures would they have? What trouble would they get into? What friends would they make?
In the Travels with Zozo... series of illustrated children’s books for ages 4-8 years old, a fun-loving family of four brings their pet bunny, Zozo, on their trips around the world, and Zozo’s escapades are bound to amaze, amuse, and inspire you.
Author A.J. Atlas’ extensive travel experiences in nearly fifty countries and throughout all fifty U.S. states provide firsthand insight into the settings for the books. Award-winning illustrator Anne Zimanski uses bright colors and expert digital artistry to turn the real-life places into beautifully colorful, imaginative worlds for Zozo and readers to explore. She adds an abundance of charm and heart to the culturally-diverse characters whom Zozo meets, and she packs Zozo’s sweet, little, furry face full of emotion. Then, together, Atlas and Zimanski keep the pages filled with goofy gags and funny antics. So many, in fact, that rereading the stories is sure to surprise you with something new and keep you laughing.
The second book in the exciting, new series, Travels with Zozo...in the Fjord, takes readers to the Scandinavian country of Norway. Withdramatically steep cliffs, immensely deep water, and abundant wildlife, the fjords are an adventurous setting for an action-packed story filled with towel-stealing thieves and free-falling birds.
The action begins after two white-tailed sea eagles surprise Zozo and fly her to a cliffside nest for a playdate with their three babies. There, Zozo sees firsthand the importance of trying to do one’s best when she cheers her new winged friends as they take their first hilarious flights. From their initial, confident leaps out of the nest, followed immediately by the struggling, funny faces of gravity taking hold, the baby birds’ first flights make the fun-filled fjord funnier than ever.
Along the way, Zozo and her friends are joined by whimsically illustrated locals— foxes on bicycles, rappelling red squirrels, cartwheeling skogkatts, racing reindeer, puffins, beavers, and many others. The wildlife adds depth and richness (and laughs!) to the beautiful Northern European landscape showcased in this premium full-color 32-page book.
Finally, Zozo’s adventure ends with her returning to her human family via the world’s longest tunnel, Laerdal Tunnel. It is an eye-opening experience for both Zozo and young readers.
Children and grownups alike are sure to fall in love with the “hoppity, floppity, huggable, snuggable” pet bunny, Zozo, in this beautifully-illustrated, pint-sized Norwegian travel log.
- Juvenile Fiction
- Picture book
- 5 - 8