Author(s): Emily Redmond
This is a quirky cautionary tale from an exciting new author-illustrator. All the animals at the zoo are miserable. But why are they sniffling and sneezing and saying 'achoo'? They've all caught a cold from Felicity Floo! Felicity wiped her nose on her hand...then petted the emus, cuddled the elephants, stroked the panda, poked the goats...Felicity's cold has spread all across the zoo, and become so bad they name it...'The Floo'! This debut book, full of beautiful exotic animals, showcases E. S. Redmond's whimsical, stylized art to perfect effect. Sharp verse plays up the humour of this cautionary tale - and makes its important hygiene message all the more memorable! E. S. Redmond indulges children's instinctive attraction to all things gross, green and gloopy...without making parents sick!
Lots of fun, this great book will help kids understand the importance of hygiene, and just how quickly and easily germs can spread. A very timely book, with Swine Flu on the rise.
E. S. Redmond was inspired to write this, her first book, after a trip with her children to a petting zoo. She says, "I remember watching all these smiling, wobbling toddlers surrounding the animals. Every little nose was running, and the sheep resembl