The Happy Hippo (Zoe's Rescue Zoo)
|Author:||Sophy (ILT) Amelia; Williams Cobb|
|Series:||Zoe's Rescue Zoo|
Another fantastic title in this series for young animal lovers everywhere! Perfect for young fans of Holly Webb's animal books, only the cuddliest, cutest baby animals feature in the stories and on the covers, beautifully illustrated by Sophy WilliamsHenry the hippo turns up at the zoo after his mother dies. But the zoo already has a hippo and horrible Mr Pinch wants to send Henry away! Zoe can't bear to see the little hippo homeless, so she comes up with a hiptastic plan!
Sophy Williams is an award-winning illustrator with twenty-five years experience illustrating children's books. While still studying, she twice won prizes in the Readers Digest Young Illustrator's competition and was runner up for the Mother Goose Award for her first picture book.She spent some of her childhood in exotic locations such as Singapore, Hong Kong and the Middle East and often finds her illustrations being influenced by these places. Her pictures are filled with atmosphere and drama created with soft pastels.When not illustrating she sings and performs in a choir, grows fruit and veg on her allotment and drinks lots coffee with her friends.Amelia Cobb is sadly not a real person, although there is a real author behind the Zoe's Rescue Zoo stories. If Amelia did exist, we like to think that she'd live by the sea with her two goldfish, Flip and Flop, and write her stories at a small desk by the window, listening to the radio and wearing a brightly-coloured scarf at all times.