Thursday, 27 March 2014

Indie Pen-Dance Thursday! Zips Goes Wandering by Chris Marsh (Booktrope Editions)

Zips Goes Wandering

Written and Illustrated by
Chris Marsh

Published by Booktrope Editions

We had so many fabulous self published and independently published books this week that we're spreading them over a couple of days. So welcome to Indie Pen-Dance Thursday!

Here's a fabulous self-published book from debut author Chris Marsh, that has a solid message behind it. "Zips Goes Wandering" is part of Chris's "Savannah Tales" series, and each tale features lots of lovely animals in the wild. Zips is a curious little Zebra who loves to wander the plains, but doesn't always listen to good advice from his family and friends. One day Zips goes wandering - despite being warned of the dangers.

The savannah is an amazing beautiful place but it can also be dangerous too, and soon young Zips finds that Lions and Crocodiles lurk around the corner, just waiting for the chance to enjoy a juicy Zebra steak! Eeks!

Luckily Zips is fast on his hooves, but soon finds himself lost and alone - far from his herd.

Perhaps the other animals on the Savannah can help! It's time to call in a few favours and see who can help Zips find home.

Zips gets a bit of a telling off! 

Chris's book is nicely written and fun, doesn't hammer home its moral tale too hard, and children will love spotting their favourite animals cropping up in the tale alongside Zips.

Find Chris's Book "Zips Goes Wandering" on Amazon

About Chris Marsh:

Chris Marsh grew up in the heart of the English Countryside surrounded by pets and fields of animals. He spent many sunny days going on wild adventures and long expeditions, with his mother constantly reminding him to be careful. On rainy days, he’d read, paint or draw, creating stories about his adventures. Years later it was Chris’ turn to remind his nieces and nephews how to be safe on their adventures. He drew on his creative skills and love for animals and the story of Zips was born.

Charlotte's best bit: Snappy crocodile and naughty lion fancying a Zebra steak!

Daddy's Favourite bit: A nice little moral tale with some groovy art and lots of lovely animals.

(Very kindly sent to us for review by Chris March)