Imagine if our pets could travel the world with us.
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 fourth book in the exciting, new series, Travels with Zozo...on the Salt Flat, takes readers to a mysterious, cactus-studded coral island the middle of the world’s largest salt flat. Located in Bolivia’s wild, wild West, the adventure unfolds as Zozo makes friends with two flamingos and a helpful bunny-squirrel-like animal, the viscacha.
The friendship begins with Zozo offering help to a flamingo who, after crash-land- ing into a rock wall, is trapped under fallen rocks. Zozo lifts heavy rocks while getting to know the friendly birds. While resting a moment, she learns about the history of the ancient sea that dried to become the gigantic salt flat.
A viscacha arrives to make Zozo’s hard work easier, and their help is rewarded with a flight over the salt flat to see the magical mirror effect of a flooded section.
Along the way, whimsically illustrated locals dot the landscape. They include playful vicuñas, hide-and-go-seek playing Andean foxes, viscachas doing yoga, giant hummingbirds, goofy, golfing lizards, and many others. The wildlife adds depth and richness (and laughs!) to the wonderous wilderness showcased in this premium full-color 32-page book.
Children and grownups alike are sure to fall in love with the “hoppity, floppity, hug- gable, snuggable” pet bunny, Zozo, in this beautifully-illustrated, pint-sized South American travel log. They will be amazed by the detailed illustrations of actual plants, animals, and landscapes of Bolivia while laughing at the goofy goings-on in every corner of the pages.
Bring your imagination and let Zozo be your guide to a world of amazing places!
- Juvenile Fiction
- Picture book
- 5 - 8