Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Zebra's Day Out

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Zebra is excited when he hears that he will be going out to the cafe with Gabrielle and Gran. But there is a lot that Zebra still has to learn about days out. Is a cafe anything like the circus in the picture book? Will he like the food there? Will there be playing?

read an excerpt...

One day, Zebra heard Gabrielle’s Mama say, “Gran is coming to look after you today.” Zebra was excited; he liked it when Gran came over.

 After breakfast the doorbell rang. Gabrielle opened the door and there was Gran, with a big smile on her face. Zebra thought she looked like the smiling circus clown in Gabrielle’s storybook – except without a tomato for a nose.

 “Now, what shall we do today?” Gran said.

 “Play!” said Gabrielle.

 So they played with all of Gabrielle’s toys.

 Even Zebra.

 After a while Gran said, “I’m thirsty!”

 “Me too!” said Gabrielle.

 “Let’s go to the café.”

 “Can Lucy and Rainbow and Zebra come too?” asked Gabrielle.

 Gran wasn’t sure. Zebra did cause quite a lot of trouble sometimes.

 “Oh please!” Gabrielle said.

 “Zebra will promise to be good. Won’t you, Zebra?”

 But Zebra was not listening.

about Susan Polites...

Susan Polites is a freelance story-writer, and her ten-year-old granddaughter Gabrielle Scully likes writing stories too. When they spend days together they often share in the adventures of Gabrielle's toy-friends. During the pandemic lockdown in Melbourne they were unable to meet in person, so they decided to work together remotely and write down some of the toy-friends' adventures. Gabrielle's great-grandfather Rex Patrick, an architect and artist, had done a series of illustrations when he first heard about the adventures, and Gabrielle added some of her own drawings to make the story into an early-childhood picture book, and a family project.
















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