Zebra on the Go

by Jill Nogales
Illustrated by Lorraine Rocha
Category: Themes: , ,
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages…
Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 9781561459117
  • Publication date: 04/01/2017
  • Page Count: 32
  • Size: 10-7/8" x 9-5/8"
  • Age Range: 4-8


Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages…

The circus is beginning! Fierce Lion and speedy Zebra are stepping into the ring to perform their act—but wait! Things aren’t going quite according to plan…

Zebra is on the go—with Lion in hot pursuit!

Jill Nogales’s rollicking text keeps readers on their hooves— er, toes—while Lorraine Rocha’s vibrant illustrations bring the whole circus to life.


Jill Nogales


Jill Nogales, ever since she was a little girl, only ever wanted to play house and write stories. So now that she’s all grown-up, that’s what she does. Her stories have been published in a variety of children’s magazines including Highlights for Children. She lives in Idaho, with her husband, three children, and one silly dog.

Lorraine Rocha


Lorraine Rocha started out studying architecture but quickly realized she wanted to draw more than just floor plans and returned to school to study illustration and animation at San Jose State University. After graduation, she worked at Industrial Light + Magic in the art department, contributing to such films as National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Miracle at St. Anna, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and Iron Man. Following her time at ILM, Lorraine worked as a concept artist on the game Bioshock 2 and taught classes at The Art Institute of Las Vegas. She lives in California.


“Nogales’ story will unquestionably stand as a solid read-aloud that is equally entertaining for both adults and children…. Readers will surely revisit this book closely.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“This wildly creative and rhythmic tale captures all the fun and excitement of the big top…. This well-crafted story is a beautiful tapestry of art, humor, and friendship. Librarians will want to add this book to their collections of read-aloud hits.” ―School Library Journal


Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2018

Alabama Camellia Award (Nominee, Grades K-1) ―Alabama Department of Education, 2018-2019


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F&P: GRL M, Gr 2, Genre F
Lexile: AD520L
Themes: Cause and Effect, Circus, Tigers, Zebras
BISAC 1: JUV002150 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Lions, Tigers, Leopards, etc.
BISAC 2: JUV031010 JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Circus
BISAC 3: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

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