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:
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
“Now, what shall we do today?” Gran said.
“Play!” said Gabrielle.
So they played with all of Gabrielle’s toys.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
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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