Make your own free website on


Out and About at the Zoo





'Out and About at the Zoo'

The first book from the 'Out and About' series of rhyming children's picture books 
was officially released 1st June 2012.

 Join in this fun day out and discover different animals at the zoo.

1477446591 / 9781477446591
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Juvenile Fiction / Stories in Verse

Now also available for Kindle! ASIN: B008ND8CB0

Ask your local book-stores and libraries to add 
Out and About at the Zoo to their bookshelves! 

Coming soon video trailer:

Share your thoughts about Out and About at the Zoo on Facebook. Have you tried the free activity packs? Let your friends know so they can do them with their kids too.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported me during this tour and helped make it such a success.


 1 June:  (Review)

 2 June:   (guest post)

 3 June: (review)

 4 June: (FB wall chat 9:30 pm) (interview/review)

 5 June: (Book Spotlight)

 6 June: (Wall chat- Children's book authors and illustrators)

 7 June:  (book spotlight) (video interview)  

8 June:  (guest post)

 9 June:  (interview)

10 June:  (Book spotlight)

11 June:  (review)

12 June:  (guest post)

13 June:  (guest post) (Review)

14 June: (guest post)

15 June: (Review)

16 June: (FB Wall Chat 17:00 CET onwards) (review)

17 June: (post)

18 June: (Review) (guest post)

19 June: (Review)

20 June:  (guest post) (guest post)

21 June: (guest post)

22 June: (interview) (interview) (review)

23 June:  (post)

24 June:  (review) (interview)

25 June:  (Book Spotlight/Review) (Book spotlight) (radio interview- 18:30 EST (25th)/ 12:30 CET (26th)

26 June:  (guest post)

27 June:  (review)

28 June: (guest post)

29 June: (Book spotlight)

30 June: Twitter party 19:00-20:00 CET Hashtag #VBT (interview)

1 July: (review)

 2 July: (Author splash)

 3 July:  (interview)

 4 July:  (interview)

 5 July: (interview)

 6 July:  (interview)

 7 July: (guest post) (guest post)

 8 July:  (Book Spotlight) (interview)

 9 July: (interview)

10 July: (interview)

11 July:  (review)

12 July: (guest post)

13 July:  (review)

14 July: (guest post)

15 July:  (guest post)

16 July:  (guest post) (radio interview- 8pm CET, 2pm EST)

17 July: (review) (book spotlight)

18 July: (book spotlight) (Interview)

19 July: (wall chat 19:00-20:00 CET)

20 July: (FB Wall chat 6pm CET) (author feature)

21 July:  (guest post)

22 July:  (guest post)

23 July: (review)

24 July: (Review)

25 July:  (interview)

26 July: (guest post)

27 July: (review)

28 July: (interview)

29 July:  (guest post)

30 July:  (radio interview- 18:30 EST (30th)/ 12:30pm CET

31 July: 

 (Google+ hangout 11am CET)

 1 August:  (Review) (Guest post)

 2 August:  (Guest post)

 3 August: (review)

 4 August: (guest post)

 5 August: (Free kindle download day)

 6 August: (book spotlight)

 7 August:  (guest post)

 8 August: (interview)

 9 August: (review)

10 August: (review) (review)

11 August:  (review)

12 August:  (guest post)

13 August: (Q's and A's session)

14 August:  (book spotlight)

15 August:  (Review)

16 August: (review/book spotlight)

17 August:

18 August: (google+ hangout- Discussion about children's books- 11:30am CET)

19 August:

20 August: (Exclusive video session about Virtual Book Tours)

21 August: (review)

22 August:  (book spotlight)

23 August:  (guest post) (radio show 11pm CET/ 5pm EST)

24 August:  (guest post)

25 August: (video session- see side bar on right under Virtual Book Tours) (review)

26 August: (Free download day)

27 August: (guest post)

28 August: (FB Wall Chat)

29 August:  (review)

30 August: (book spotlight) (review)

31 August:  (Interview) (FB end of tour party)



Here are some things you can do to help spread the word :

From this page
I've now added some social share buttons to this page for easy one-click sharing (see right hand column).

Here are some pre-crafted tweets. Just click the links to post on Twitter now
Please click here to visit the book's Amazon page. Here's a few things you can do on this page:
  • Click the like button near the title 
  • If you've read the book, write a review: I would love to hear what you think of it. Go here and then click the 'Create your own review' button.
  • Tag the book: Scroll down to "Tags Customers Associate with This Product" and feel free to tag some of the more popular terms or just agree with those already listed.
Please click here to visit the book's Goodreads page. Here's a few things you can do on this page:
  • Add it to your to-read book shelf
  • If you've read the book, write a review
  • Recommend it
  • Use the share features to post about it to your other networks

Digg, StumbleUpon, etc.
I would love it if you shared these pages. Just copy and paste links.
Are You a Blogger/the Press?
I'm always available to do guest posts and interviews and would love the opportunity to let your readers know about my book. Please email me to organise the details. 


Help spread the word

Click below to download the media kit

Media Kit

Click the banner below to enter the Blog hop for a chance to win prizes (including a copy of Out and About at the Zoo)

Out and About at the Zoo blog hop

Download these FREE activity packs by clicking on the pay with a tweet/Facebook button below each one:


Giraffe mask

Hippo mask

Monkey mask

Kangaroo Colouring Page

Click the banner below to take the Out and About at the Zoo quiz on Goodreads:

Take the Out and About at the Zoo Quiz on Goodreads


Video trailer

Review comments:


"Fun with cleverly rhyming text and is brightly illustrated. Your littlies will love Out and About at the Zoo."

- Pete Abela


"This book will become a family favorite quite fast".

- Jan Verheoff


"This simple children's book with bright colors of animals from the zoo is crisp in it poetic delivery."

- Bennet Pomerantz


"I can't wait to read the rhymes in this story to my grand-babies."

- Patricia Kemp Blackmon


"As a primary teacher, I recommend this highly for a beginning reader."

- Barbara Ehrentreu


"Filled with simple yet colorful pictures that even held my one year old's attention!"

- Virginia L. Jennings


"Your little angels, be they your children or the grandchildren or the neighbor's children, will love the memorable animal pals in the pages of this bright book".

- Claudia Moss


"The images of the animals are cheeky and fun and are complemented by the simple narrative with a strong rhyming element."

- Jennifer Poulter


"The colorful illustrations make this book a joy to read."

- Kate Mueller

"This is a clever story in fun verse that will keep children engaged. The colorful illustrations and the perfectly timed meter of the text will be a fun read for kids over and over. A great compliment for your summer list of books for kids".

-Terri Forehand

"Kiddo and I both hope there will be more Out and About books, as they would be great baby shower/birthday presents, as your child can grow with them!"

- Nicole (bless their hearts mom)

"The rhyming text and colorful pictures in Out and About at the Zoo not only make a truly fun story for children to read or have read to them and imagine what it’s like, but will also help to familiarize them with the different kinds of creatures that they will discover at the zoo when they do go".

-Wayne S. Walker

"I recommend this to parents of preschoolers and homeschoolers with beginning readers. Out and About At the Zoo will provide great fun, learning moments, and memories."

- Susan K. Stewart

"This book is a colorful, simple, and fun book perfect for the very young"

- Aileen Stewart

"What I think is so wonderful about this book is how it teaches children to cherish those times with their mother".

-Cheryl Malandrinos

"I base my opinion on a children's book on how my son reacts to the story and the fact that my son smiled and signed "more" when we were done reading the story made me enjoy this book even more!"

- Brenna Boyd

"I loved the book from beginning to end, and I’m sure every child who cuddles with Mommy or Daddy at bedtime will feel the same way."

-Irene Roth

"The whimsy, color, and rhyme of this picture book stole my heart."

- Ellen Maze

"Out and About at the Zoo now has a firm place on the daily reading aloud book list, as it never fails to bring a smile to the faces of the young and young at heart in this household."

-Hazel Nutt

"As a mom I can tell you there is no better compliment to a children's book than to have your child say, "read it again" when you finish reading a book. This is exactly what happened when I finished reading Out and About at the Zoo to my 3-year-old."

- Victoria Marshal

"My children at school loved the book. The pictures are beautiful, full of wonderful colors and the Pre K children found them intriging."

-Susan (via Amazon)

"Cute book ... kids love having their own books on the kindle that they can read! Good for beginning readers, enjoy having the independence to read on their own!"

-Kazar (via Amazon)

Listen to internet radio with WorldOfInkNetwork on Blog Talk Radio

Listen to internet radio with JoAnne Vandermeulen on Blog Talk Radio

Listen to internet radio with TheSiren on Blog Talk Radio