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Purple octopus illustration, a funny sealife cartoon character in the best selling illustrated kids book series Travels with Zozo, playing a red drum set
Four brightly colored illustrated kids' book covers for Travels with Zozo... Series showing books set in Alaska, Norway, Australia and Bolivia. The image depicts plot and character development in the popular adventure story series for children and intended to entertain and educate children in preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school about people and places of the world
Tarrak the Alaskan brown bear, a humorous cartoon character in the popular illustrated kids book series Travels with Zozo, smiling and giving a thumbs up sign
 
 
 
 

Reviews of Travels with Zozo...

The Series

Four brightly colored illustrated children's book covers for Travels with Zozo... Series showing books set in Alaska, Norway, Australia and Bolivia. The image depicts plot and character development in the popular adventure story series for children and intended to entertain and educate children in preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school about people and places of the world

What People Say...

Well written expertly illustrated

Highly recommend!

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Fantastic read aloud books

Tons of cute characters, beautiful landscapes and a story that makes each place come alive with interest and excitement.

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Best illustrated kids travel books

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Entertaining and educational

Very off-the-beaten-path places in this series (like Bolivia and Norway). I'm really happy to see more diverse places in the world written about for children in such a fun way.

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Engaging stories, Amazing adventures

We love the sweet little globetrotting bunny. Love the wild places she takes us. Love the friends she meets. Can't wait to read the next ones.

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Highly, highly recommend!

Love all 4! Zozo is a pet every child will love. The stories are well written with good pacing (though we linger on many pages to enjoy the impressive illustrations!), the action is childlike and fun, and the emotions are relatable even if the exotic landscapes and strange animals are foreign. Can't wait for the next one in the series!

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OUTSTANDING kids books!

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GREAT for kids!

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These are sweet stories meant for any youngster. The main character is a kind, helpful, friendly bunny who models all the qualities that preschoolers and early elementary school kids need reinforced. We've read the 1st four and each is very different from the others, couldn't pick a favorite, they're all really good. They're well written and illustrations are wonderful!! Looking forward to buying the next ones!

Alaskan Stellar's Jay illustration, a blue bird cartoon character in the best selling kids travel story book Travels with Zozo, smiling

Book 1

Brightly colored illustrated children's book cover for Travels with Zozo...and the Bears showing an Alaskan landscape, brown bears, pet bunny rabbit Zozo, and many cartoon animals. The image depicts plot and character development in the adventure story set in Alaska and intended to entertain and educate children in preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school

What People Say...

Definitely a favorite

My 3 yo, 4-1/2 yo and 6 yo ALL love this story. There's something for everyone! Funny animals. Cute story. Nice message about being helpful and making friends.

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My kindergartener LOVES

Very engaging and interactive. When reading aloud together we count numbers during the hide&seek game, make up new "make like a ____" jokes, and search for the bear. GREAT!

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Professional Review

Are you and your child looking for your next literary adventure? Then look no further than A.J. Atlas’ Travels with Zozo… series, a picture book series for ages 4 to 8 in the same vein of exploration and discovery as popular series The Magic School Bus or The Magic Tree House. In this delightful series, readers get to join Zozo, “a hoppity, floppity, huggable, snuggable pet bunny,” as she goes on adventures around the world. On her trips with her family, Zozo learns about exotic locales, national landmarks, and unique cultures. There's a whole fascinating world for readers to discover as they travel along with Zozo. Atlas' series will help young readers learn to value diversity and find wonder in the world's cultures and sites.

In the first installment of this series, Travels with Zozo…and the Bear, Zozo meets a lost brown bear on Admiralty Island, Alaska. As she helps the young bear find his brothers, she learns about the lives of brown bears and takes in the beauty of the Alaskan landscapes. READ MORE

Quality materials, Glossy cover only

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Hardcover book is quality made, heavy weight paper, excellent color illustrations on every page. It will last thru a couple kids which is important to me. Wish the pages inside were shiny but the cover is so it's good enough. Would definitely recommend.

Quick moving plot, but plan extra time

This is an 8-minute read but it has so much to offer that it takes us longer because we love all the fun we're having. We count to 10 a second time, look for animals, laugh at the silly bears, talk about the real things we're seeing like floatplanes, woodpeckers eating bugs, and critters galore. There's so much here!! Good for my 3 yr old who can listen to a long story so long as there are tons of interesting pictures. Also good for my second grader who likes to alternate reading pages with me. He reads the ones with less words and I read the pages with more! Great fun for everyone! Highly recommend!!

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Must have classic book for children

I believe that children should build a personal library of treasured books that follow them into adulthood and provide clues into the literature that formed their early lives. These keepsake books store some of their childhood memories, creativity, hopes and dreams.

I think that Travels with Zozo...and the Bears is one of those books. It is absolutely beautifully illustrated! Exquisite detail. Bright colors. Realistic, artful and yet childishly silly. Artistically, there's a lot to engage a child's attention.

But that's not even the best part! The story allows readers to count along with Zozo as she plays hide-and-seek with her new friend with a Where's Waldo? type search for the bear. READ MORE

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Win-Win for Kids & Adults

I read with my child and we both adored it. She loves to count along with Zozo, thinks the bear and his wordplay jokes are funny, and likes that every page is full of colorful pictures. I love dreaming of going to Alaska ... maybe someday!

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Book 2

Brightly colored illustrated children's book cover for Travels with Zozo...in the Fjord showing a Norwegian landscape, puffins, sea eagles, pet bunny rabbit Zozo, and many cartoon animals. The image depicts plot and character development in the adventure story set in the fjords of Norway and intended to entertain and educate preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade school kids

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Norwegian sea eagle baby illustration, a brown bird cartoon character in the best selling read aloud kids book series Travels with Zozo, falling instead of flying

Perfect bedtime story

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Animal lovers buy this one

This was absolutely adorable, and who doesn't love baby birds and bunnies? I enjoyed the theme of trying ones best, and I thought the focus on family in the end made it a great bedtime story. Perfect lead-in to goodnight hugs!

This is a perfect book for anyone who loves animals. Birds, cats, moose, deer, fox, frog, and of course the bunny...all doing silly things. Bright colorful pictures. Filled with high energy. It's totally Fun Fun Fun.

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Professional Review

A.J. Atlas brings readers a high-flying adventure with the "hoppity, floppity, huggable, snuggable pet bunny" Zozo in book two of the series, Travels with Zozo…in the Fjord. The Travels with Zozo... series follows Zozo and her family as they crisscross the world to see exciting new lands and partake in local cultures and adventures. In Travels with Zozo...in the Fjord, Zozo and her family are in the beautiful country of Norway. After spotting some well-meaning but towel-thieving eagles, Zozo is whisked away to meet their babies and see the stunning Norwegian fjords up close. While on this adventure, Zozo learns the importance of bravery and persistence as she cheers on the young eagles as they take their first flights.

Travels with Zozo...in the Fjord is a humorous tale that highlights the beauty of Norway and its unique landscapes. Like the first installment of the series, Zozo's curiosity and sense of adventure is contagious, and children are sure to be delighted by a land that may be new to them... READ MORE

Action packed Adventure!

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Very well written and illustrated!! My daughter and I both loved it!! Can't wait to go on more adventures with Zozo :) She's a sweet soul who oozes love and kindness.

High praise for Zozo

My sons can't get enough of this story! I guess funny faces in a book will do that for boys. We laugh and make faces of our own. It's a great story, fabulous illustrations, and the humor keeps us coming back to read it over and over.

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Quality storytelling, Interesting setting, Funny characters

With a bedtime story I look for appealing characters, a nice message, and a brisk but friendly narrative with a touch of humor. That's what you get here.

Pet rabbit Zozo and her family travel to Norway. After some family time, Zozo slips away to have her own adventure with a family of eagles. She sees more of the country and makes friends.

Zozo is full of emotion and energy. She's kind, curious and willing to learn. The baby eagles she meets, though, steal the show! They have super funny TV cartoon like faces when jumping from their nest for the first time. The storytelling is direct and to the point with enough colorful language to give a sense of wonder to the scenic landscapes. Generally it has an upbeat and positive feel and it has a fair amount of action. The nice, calm end to the story includes a good message about family being important that serves to tie the whole story together. All in all, the book feels just right for bedtime to me.

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Best Kids Book

This is the BEST kids book I've read in a long time. Finally a main character who's nice. Not sure why book stores decided that only snarky, disrespectful characters are it, but we prefer sweet and kind and helpful Zozo. She's a powerful role model for preschoolers and young schoolkids. I highly recommend this book.

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Book 3

Brightly colored illustrated children's book cover for Travels with Zozo...on the Reef showing an underwater reef scene, fish, sea turtles, pet bunny rabbit Zozo, and many cartoon sea animals. The image depicts plot and character development in the adventure story set in Australia's Great Barrier Reef and intended to entertain and educate children in preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school

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Bonzer the Australian giant spotted eagle ray, a colorful cartoon character in the popular children's adventure book series Travels with Zozo, smiling and waving hello

Best ocean story for kids

This story pulls young listeners in. First flying overhead to get a sense of the vastness of the reef. Then the fun family makes us all want to join them on their see-thru boat. When the splendor of the reef is revealed for the first time it's unbelievably cheerful and full of festive fish. I really appreciate the flow of the story, the beauty of the illustrations, and how this book makes sea life incredibly interesting and fun for kids.

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Wow! LOVE this book!!!!!!

Professional Review

The third installment of A.J. Atlas’ Travels with Zozo… series takes readers to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Travels with Zozo…on the Reef follows the "hoppity, floppity, huggable, snuggable" bunny Zozo as she travels to Heron Island and the Great Barrier Reef with her family. While on her adventure, she witnesses an exciting race under the sea where the competitors are whales, sharks, sailfish, and other larger, ocean-dwelling creatures. The story leaves readers with a sense of awe about the ocean and its inhabitants and is sure to please all ocean-loving readers.

Zozo mentions in this tale that she would need the "entire crayon box full of colors" to draw the sights she sees, and that is just what has been done in Travels with Zozo…on the Reef. Illustrator Anne Zimanski has filled the book's pages with color and wonder, truly taking advantage of all the ocean theme has to offer. Each page is filled with secrets to find, and there is a whole world to discover on the reef in Atlas' tale.

I can't say enough good things about this book

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I can't say enough good things about this book! The illustrations are absolutely captivating! The storyline is engaging and suspenseful. This book is so cute! Definitely a must have for your child's bookshelf.

Solid Five Stars

What an adorable and well done children's book! We bought this as a gift and read it before we wrapped it up and loved it. I don't know how else to describe it but this book feels like a classic -- the detail and beauty of the illustrations is incredible and seems like a throwback to the children's books we all grew up with -- filled with adorable animals in humorous situations.

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Beautiful illustrations!

My kids love this book. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is engaging for young readers. I've already ordered the next book in the series. Can't wait to see where Zozo takes us!

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i highly recommend it

i read this book with my 7 year old and we liked it so much we reread it immediately! there's so so so much going on on every page and it's fun to look at the good quality illustrations, very detailed and yet funny. Zozo is THE cutest! the story is just delightful! you'll love it too. i highly recommend it.

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Book 4

Brightly colored illustrated children's book cover for Travels with Zozo...on the Salt Flat showing the world's largest salt flat landscape, flamingos, viscachas, pet bunny rabbit Zozo, and many animals. The image depicts plot and character development in the adventure story set in Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni and intended to entertain and educate preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade school kids

What People Say...

Fantastic read aloud book

Tons of cute characters, beautiful landscapes and a story that makes each place come alive with interest and excitement.

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Entertaining and educational

Very off-the-beaten-path places in this series (like Bolivia and Norway). I'm really happy to see more diverse places in the world written about for children in such a fun way.

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Professional Review

In Zozo's latest adventure, Travels with Zozo…on the Salt Flat, readers get to travel with this “hoppity, floppity, huggable, snuggable" bunny to the salt flats of Bolivia. In her travels, Zozo shows readers the importance of helping others as she helps a flamingo that has been trapped by a fallen rock. In return for her kindness, the flamingo takes her on a tour of the salt flats, where she gets to see the optical illusions the flat landscapes can create.

Travels with Zozo…on the Salt Flat is a cute tale filled with the cute, quirky, and kind characters that readers of Zozo's other stories have come to expect. Illustrator Anne Zimanski's take on the colorful landscapes and optical illusions that can be created on the salt flats is sure to cause a sense of wonder in younger readers. Travels with Zozo...on the Salt Flats is a fun addition to Zozo's travels and is sure to please both new and established readers of the series.

Another AMAZING Book!!!

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Illustrations are gorgeous, as always! I even surprised myself liking the story/plot in this one as much as the earlier 3 books. Didn't think a salt flat was going to be that interesting, but it was. All the stories set up the location really well, especially for young people who mostly have never been underwater or sea kayaking or know what a fjord is. This book in particular does a great job of a set up because I doubt many know much about a salt flat. Then the action and funny stuff comes in and keeps the story rolling along. Great story! Enjoyed it all!!

Best Purchase

I bought this solely based on the pictures being so beautiful and it being set in a place unlike anything I'd ever seen in a children's book. Then I read it to my kids, and it teaches a good lesson to trust people, offer help, take chances, and explore the world. My kids LOVE the storyline, the cute little bunny, and funny charcters. Buy it! You'll love it too!

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One of our Top 10 Childrens Books of All Time

My family reads all kinds of childrens books. Our favorites are adventurous stories that transport us to a fantastic place full of characters with personality doing fun things. If the books have good plots and a little humor, then we can read book after book for an hour or more. Zozo's salt flat adventure is one of our top 10 best of all time. It's made it into our bedtime story hour every couple days, month after month after month. It's well written. The characters are well developed. The setting is like nowhere we've ever known. Plus we love how cute Zozo is. We highly recommend you add it to your reading list.

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Super interesting travel story for kids

My 2 daughters and I picked this story because we were all really interested in learning more about a cactus island in the middle of a salt flat -- wow! what a non-traditional setting that is! -- and it turned out to be even more incredible than we imagined. I'm glad there's a whole series of these books because we're hooked! We are definitely buying others in the series.

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Vee, Su and Al the Norwegian baby sea eagles, three funny cartoon characters in the award winning illustrated kids book series Travels with Zozo, smiling and waving hello
Bisi the Bolivian viscacha, a helpful cartoon character in the best selling children's adventure book series Travels with Zozo, smiling and waving hello