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ZEE by Michel Gay


by Michel Gay & illustrated by Michel Gay

Pub Date: Aug. 18th, 2003
ISBN: 0-618-38148-1
Publisher: Clarion

Anxious for his parents to wake up so he can climb in bed for a snuggle, Zee tries to serve them breakfast in bed. He realizes that this morning his parents are very sleepy and only a big cup of coffee will be able to rouse them. Determined to do it all by himself, the little zebra prepares coffee, pouring it carefully into two large mugs. The addition of sugar cubes, cream, jam, and a bit of cereal make this a delicious breakfast. Unfortunately, a toy left on the floor trips Zee, sending the heavy tray to the floor. The coffee left in the pot is barely enough to fill Zee’s toy teacups, but he delivers the remaining hot coffee to his waiting parents, helping them to drink from the tiny cups. Watercolor illustrations, rendered in few colors, on great swaths of white, depend on the graphic nature of zebras. Charming from A to Zee. (Picture book. 2-5)