Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Review and Giveaway of Zebra's Day Out by Susan Polites and Gabrielle Scully Hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions !


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.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:


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.


My Thoughts:

Zebra's Day Out is a cute book that was written by Susan Polites and her 10 year old granddaughter Gabrielle Scully.  The story is about the adventures Gabrielle and Grandma go on when Grandma comes to visit.  They decide to also take mischievous Zebra along with them too.

The pictures are like water-colors, making it look like a vintage children's book, giving the story a different look and feel.  It has great descriptions and would keep the children interested at what Grandma would do next.  

This book would be great for children ages 1-4 told with a great adventure voice!  

You can purchase a copy of Zebra's Day Out here:








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  1. Good morning, and thanks for posting, and for your generous review. I will check in over the next 24 hours (hopefully successfully - I’m not very techno-savvy!) and respond to any questions or comments. Susan.

  2. This sounds like a good book to read with a grandkid.

    1. Gabrielle and I think so! We had so much fun writing it.

  3. This sounds like a sweet book that would be a nice addition to our home library.

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  4. Great excerpt and giveaway; so many cool authors. :)

  5. I love the excerpt and the cover.

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  7. What inspired you to write this book? The excerpt sounds interesting.

  8. I just received my email. Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway.


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