Written by Jason Korsner

Illustrated by Max Low

Published by Graffeg: 22nd June 2023

Age: 3+

RRP: £7.99

ISBN 9781802584073

“Explore the wacky world of Jason Korsner and Max Low’s zoo in this hilarious, rhyming picture book. A Zoo in my Shoe presents young readers with a series of sensible sentences based on some of their favourite animals. These are then mixed up to make nonsense rhymes, sending children into fits of giggles.”



“Clever, funny and ultimately subversive … delightfully absurd … Max Low’s bold, colourful illustrations are full of warmth and understated humour … a brilliant book to encourage children to turn the world on its head.” 

Thomas Docherty (illustrator of The Hare-Shaped Hole, for BookTrust)

“…will have parents and children giggling night after night.” Books for Keeps

“This clever concept … [is] … very funny.” Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

“Absolutely hilarious.” book_read_2day

“Hilariously entertaining.” The School Run

“Hilariously silly… A splendidly funny read aloud that will quickly have young children in fits of laughter.” Red Reading Hub

“Can’t stop laughing… Page after page of pure fun.” Fallen Star Stories

“I think this is going to be a new family favourite!” mum.wife.and.midwife 

Jason Korsner is a broadcast journalist and news reader with BBC Radio, as well as a film reviewer and film-maker. Jason’s first books, What Can You See? and I Like to Put Food in My Welly were published in October 2019. A Zoo In My Shoe is Jason’s follow-up to I Like To Put Food In My Welly, which was named in BookTrust’s 100 Great Books of the year list.

Max Low is a graduate of Hereford College of Arts and was selected by bestselling children’s author Nicola Davies to illustrate Bee Boy and the Moonflowers, the penultimate tale in Graffeg’s Shadows and Light series. Max is the author and illustrator of the Ceri & Deri series of educational children’s picture books, also published by Graffeg. Max was selected as ‘one to watch’ by the Bookseller.

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