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The Zoo Inside Me - Ruth Doyle

The Zoo Inside Me

By: Ruth Doyle, Yessica Baeten (Illustrator)

Hardcover | 3 August 2022

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Meet your animal alter-egos in this picture book about dealing with our emotions – and recognising the effect they can have on others.

Sometimes we feel brave as a lion or shy like a mouse, and the zoo inside our heads reflects how we behave on the outside…

You can’t see it, but this little boy is part mischievous monkey, part curious llama, and part chameleon, hiding from the world. Sometimes it feels like there’s not enough room for our jumbling feelings, but the zoo inside all of us makes us who we are – reaching out to the world from the part you can’t see.

About the Author

Ruth Doyle always planned to be a writer, but trained as a nurse and studied social care first in order to gain a better understanding of people of all ages and walks of life. She lives in Kent on a micro farm with her family and an assortment of animals.

About the Illustrator

Yessica Baeten has an MA in children's book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, graduating in 2019. She has also studied film and television studies at the University of Amsterdam and has a BSc in communication and multimedia design. Yessica is passion about stories, and hers are often humorous, with a sensitive note. She lives in the Netherlands with her partner, new baby, and a very naughty cat called Kerfuffle.

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