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Allison Wortche is a fifteen-year veteran of the children's publishing industry. She edited books at Knopf Books for Young Readers before becoming a freelance editor. She is the author of Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine, as well as the I Love Science board book series. Allison lives in New York.
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A trip to the zoo is full of amazing experiences and unforgettable sights, but birthday boy Oliver nearly misses them all. His attention if fixed on the beautiful lollipop he asks for at the gate and all he can think about from then on is how delicious it will be. He’s so absorbed with his lollipop that he hardly notices the wonderful animals, though his little brother Louis does, and even turns down a ride on the carousel in case he drops it. When the lollipop is stolen by a cheeky giraffe though, Louis is able to comfort Oliver and, more than that, open his eyes to all he’s been missing, simply by whispering, ‘Look’. Oliver’s tears dry up as he sees instead the toucan, the flamingos and the lions. The book delivers its message about living in the moment elegantly, text and illustrations both equally vibrant. This is a picture book to remember.