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This story about finding the extraordinary in everyone gives readers something to crow about.

Kirkus Reviews


An uplifting, warmhearted early chapter book about a crow, who proves you can move mountains (or even dromedaries) and perform truly heroic deeds if you believe in yourself.

Written by  Catharina Valckx

Translated by Antony Shugaar

Read the first chapter here.

Available as an ebook wherever you buy your ebooks

ISBN: Zanzibar Categories: , , , , , , ,

  • Description

    Achille LeBlab, special correspondent, knocks at Zanzibar’s door. He wants to write an article about an exceptional character. Is Zanzibar exceptional? The lizard seems to doubt it. “Aside from your poetic name, I’m afraid you’re a very ordinary crow.”
    That night Zanzibar decides: “I haven’t done anything remarkable yet, but it’s never too late!” He comes up with an idea for an incredible feat. First he  must find a camel…

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin France
    Reader Age 5-7 year, 6-8 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Read It Daddy

      A fantastic moral tale about our perception of what makes us amazing and exceptional versus the popular view of what it really takes.

    2. Book Trailers for Kids and YA

      Sweet, funny and just a lovely feel-good story for newly independent readers.

    3. Outside In World

      Valckx’s witty text and vignette pen and ink illustrations are sure to make Zanzibar popular with a whole host of new readers.

    4. Bob’s Book Blog

      Beautifully illustrated with the characters of Zanzibar and his friends outstanding.

    5. School Library Journal

      A sweet and quick read. Purchase to enhance most collections.

    6. Poetry Box

      This is a story of good friends and things both ordinary and extraordinary – oh and excellent mushroom omelettes. A delicious read indeed.

    7. Readings Books

      This quirky little gem of a book, with its delightful language, humour and simple childlike illustrations, is guaranteed to engage young readers.

    8. Agnew Reading

      In an age of viral videos, there is a wonderful and warm message here for young readers.

    9. Kirkus Reviews

      This story about finding the extraordinary in everyone gives readers something to crow about.

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