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Zou and the Box of Kisses

Written by Michel Gay

Early Years

LoveReading View on Zou and the Box of Kisses

A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection.

A truly special picture book.  It's the story of Zou the Zebra as he spends his first night away from his parents. Both endearing and reassuring for both parent and child, this is a wonderful book to read aloud.  Zou discovers he can cope on his own and even offers to comfort other little zebras with the help of something very special...

Publisher Julia Marshall on why she chose this book:

"In this book, Zou forgets his own fear and sadness when he helps others, especially those smaller than him. But Michel Gay is never smarmy. This book makes you remember exactly what it was like to be on your own for the first time."



Zou and the Box of Kisses Synopsis

Zou is preparing to leave for a school camp. He doesn’t want to seem like a baby, but he knows that he will miss all his daily kisses: the bedtime kisses, the morning kisses, the no-reason-at-all kisses ...

But Zou needn’t worry. Mum and Dad have a solution. They make dozens of kisses and put them in a box for Zou to use whenever he feels a bit lonely. But the box of kisses comes in surprisingly useful on the train.

Zou and the Box of Kisses Press Reviews

'a wonderfully warm story' - The Australian 

'Adorable' - New Zealand Listener

Book Information

ISBN: 9781877467738
Publication date: 4th February 2011
Author: Michel Gay
Publisher: Gecko Press
Format: Hardback
Year Groups: Early Years

About Michel Gay

Michel Gay is the popular illustrator of more than 60 books for children, many of which he wrote himself. He lives in France.

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