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Thursday 1 August 2019

Review: Zoe's Rescue Zoo: The Messy Meerkat

This delightful early chapter book by author Amelia Cobb is perfect for any reader who loves animals, especially mischievous meerkats. The adorable illustrations perfectly capture the animals featured in the zoo and our heroine Zoe.

Zoe not only works and lives at the zoo with her veterinarian mother Lucy, but Great Uncle Horace owns the zoo as well. Spending her days amongst the animals, Zoe is in her element. 

To help promote the zoo, Zoe decides to create a treasure hunt, so people will discover how cool the zoo is and the wonderful animals who call it home.

Life gets even more exciting when Zoe discovers Mo the hippo keeper working on a new enclosure. Goodness knows what animals Great Uncle Horace has been rescuing now? 

To Zoe’s surprise it’s a family of six adorable meerkats rescued from the depths of Botswana.

On the day of the treasure hunt, everything seems to be going to plan. That is until Max the mischievous meerkat decides he wants to explore and have some fun. Max likes nothing more than to sun himself on his favourite log and dig tunnels.  However, this time he manages to dig a tunnel all the way under and out the other side of his enclosure. Happy to follow Max is his baby brother and sister meerkats, as they escape to discover the wilderness of the zoo.

With hundreds of visitors descending on the zoo for the treasure hunt, can Zoe find the missing meerkats in time? Or will it be ruined?

Zoe will have to call on her special talent if she is to have any chance of finding the meerkats. Calling upon her best friend Meep, the mouse lemur the two attempt the impossible.

Title: Zoe’s Rescue Zoo: The Messy Meerkat
Author: Amelia Cobb
Illustrator: Sophy Williams
Publisher: Nosy Crow, $9.99
Publication Date: 3 June 2019
Format: Paperback
ISBN:  9781788004367
For ages: 4 – 8 years
Type: Junior Fiction Younger