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The Zookeeper at Tickety Zoo has vanished! Where has he gone? Has he been (whisper it) EATEN?!!! If so, which animal did the deed? Ace doggy detective Sherlock McSporran is called in to solve the mystery.

He's the man to find out. Or is he? He may not be as smart  he thinks.
It's a colourful and funny rhyming story with a twist in the tail.
But which animal's tail gets twisted?
Children and adults alike will have a great time together finding out.

Full of quirky animals - a great funny read.

Written by Dave Dutton and Illustrated by Jo Blakeley.

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WHO ATE THE ZOOKEEPER?! is now avalable in a softback version.


*****  Five star reviews - "This is a great book for children, although I'm 45 (and a half!) and I loved it too. As a teacher I have read hundreds of children's books and this stands out as one of those rare 'instant classics'. It should be read aloud, again and again. The writing is of very high quality and Dave Dutton's humorous text is matched perfectly by Jo Blakeley's wacky, colourful illustrations.
Buy a copy of this book for your children and then buy one for yourself!"

"My 15 month old enjoys this book lots and as he gets older will get more and more out of it as he understands the story. For now, he enjoys listening to me read and we make the animal noises as we go along! The illustrations are lovely and compliment the story well. A fun book to read together."

"My daughter is 3 and adores this book. It is fun to read with its humour and rhyme. And the writing is up there with Julia Donaldson. Highly recommended."