Zigzag Zoom

Zigzag Zoom

by Patricia Reilly Giff, Alasdair Bright
     
 

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The Zigzag Zebras have been challenged by the Timpanzi School Tigers to a race. They'll have to practice hard. Too bad Gina is a better opera singer than a runner. Ramon has them running all over—in the schoolyard, down Stone Street, back into the gym, down the stairs. They have to win!

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The Zigzag Zebras have been challenged by the Timpanzi School Tigers to a race. They'll have to practice hard. Too bad Gina is a better opera singer than a runner. Ramon has them running all over—in the schoolyard, down Stone Street, back into the gym, down the stairs. They have to win!

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Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
When Gina sees the "HELP!" sign after school, she runs to the gym to offer aid. Ramon is there, wearing a zebra outfit and blowing a whistle. He tells the kids in the Zigzag Afternoon Center that they have been challenged to a race with the Timpanzi Tigers. The other students mistakenly assume that Gina is a great runner; after all, she sped to the gym so quickly. Gina keeps trying to explain that she is a singer and not a runner, but no one listens. To make matters worse, Timpanzi School is twelve blocks away and there is no money for a bus. The kids attempt to raise money, with the help of the school cook, by baking and selling pretzels and cookies, but neither project produces any profit. On the day of the race, Gina helps her classmates endure their long walk by singing peppy songs along the way. Once there, she is relieved to see Sumiko show up unexpectedly. Gina knows Sumiko is a good runner. Bright's black-and-white illustrations add humor to the story. A spread at the beginning shows the characters of the culturally diverse group of students featured in this eighth "Zigzag Kids" book. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307977038
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
04/09/2013
Series:
Zigzag Kids Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

PATRICIA REILLY GIFF is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Kids of the Polk Street School books. Her novels for older readers include the Newbery Honor Books Lily's Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods, and Willow Run, a companion to Lily's Crossing. Her most recent books are the novels R My Name Is Rachel, Storyteller, and Wild Girl, and the Zigzag titles, Number One Kid, Big Whopper, Flying Feet, and Star Time. Patricia Reilly Giff is available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact the Random House Speakers Bureau at RHSpeakers@RandomHouse.com. 

ALASDAIR BRIGHT has illustrated numerous books and advertising projects. He loves drawing and is never without his sketchbook.

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