• Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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…

Format Your Price Add
Available at all major wholesalers and distributors. Save 25% when you buy direct!
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 3
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Gecko Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 72
Publication Date 2019-09-03
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV019000, JUV068000, JUV043000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.75 x 8
Lexile 480
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author, Illustrator: Catharina Valckx

Catharina Valckx was born in 1957 in De Bilt, Netherlands. She grew up in France with four sisters. She traveled back and forth between the two countries before settling down in Amsterdam. She started writing for children books after the birth of her son. Her books are like guides for a happy life. She believes (and has observed) that children are already sensitive to an absurd kind of humour at a very young age, the kind of humour that makes you smile not laugh, a comforting kind of humour.


School Library Journal

“A sweet and quick read. Purchase to enhance most collections.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“This story about finding the extraordinary in everyone gives readers something to crow about.”—Kirkus Reviews