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The Book 2017-08-02T10:57:39+00:00
Lizard monster climbing a wall © Sara Ogilvie

About the Book

Avoid the burps of the Purple Gurps, cuddle the Furry Furbles. Go wild with the Humple, Morph and Quees, but … beware the scary Squirgal!

Can our hero take on a zoo full of mischievous monsters? Find out in this fearsomely fabulous feast from the award-winning illustrator of Dogs Don’t Do Ballet and The Worst Princess.

Amy Sparkes
Amy writes funny and magical stories for children of all ages. Her picture books have appeared on Cbeebies Storytime, been translated into many languages and been shortlisted for several book awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 and the Booktrust Best Books Awards 2014. Her most recent books are Ellie’s Magic Wellies, illustrated by Nick East and the Pirate Blunderbeard young fiction series, illustrated by Ben Cort.

Amy was born in Eastbourne and enjoyed a wild imagination when she was a child (which included 13 imaginary friends and curious incidents, such as removing part of the school floor in search of a magical land). She is passionate about encouraging imagination in children and is often invited to visit schools (as long as she promises to leave the floor alone).

You can find out more about Amy by visiting www.amysparkes.co.uk, Facebook or Twitter.

Sara Ogilvie
Sara Ogilvie creates award-winning art which has been exhibited across the UK and abroad. Working as a freelance illustrator Sara creates images for editorial, design, publishing and advertising. She is the illustrator of many books including Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo, Once Upon a Wish and Julia Donaldson’s Detective Dog.

Do Not Enter The Monster Zoo book cover © Sara Ogilvie

Little zoo keeper carries monster on fishing pole © Sara Ogilvie

Where to buy the book

Do Not Enter The Monster Zoo will be available to buy at the end of each performance at a discounted rate in most venues, or alternatively you can buy the book from your local bookshop or online