When her family take over Tanglewood Animal Park, Zoe Fox is thrilled. To be able to spend every day looking after animals is her dream come true. However, Oliver (the park vet's son) is less than friendly, marring her pleasure.
To everyone's delight, Candy the zebra gives birth to a foal, Flash- an event which everyone is sure will attract many visitors to the park at its grand re-opening. When disaster strikes, Oliver and Zoe must join forces to find the missing baby zebra so the opening can go ahead as planned...
This is a great story for animal lovers! The first in the series, the reader meets Zoe, her family and the other residents of Tanglewood- human and animal- finding out how she comes to live at the park and a little about its previous history.
Throughout the book, there are plenty of interesting facts about animals. The zebras are the focus of this story, but many others are mentioned, laying the foundations for future books. Red pandas-from the East Himalayas, habitat under threat from deforestation so vulnerable species; glis glis- sometimes called fat dormice, tails used for balance when they jump...there is a wealth of information skillfully woven into the story.
At the back of the book, there is a fact file about zebras, an interview with Tamsyn Murray and a quiz about the story. There is also a sneak preview of the next book in the series- a terrifc tiger adventure. I look forward to reading it!
Tanglewood Animal Park: Baby Zebra Rescue by Tamsyn Murray
Usbourne ISBN: 978-1474903035