Poo in the Zoo: The Great Poo Mystery
Steve Smallman and Ada Grey
At the end of the first story, Poo in the Zoo, Zookeeper Bob’s enterprise had enabled him to buy a super-duper pooper scooper robot.
This technological wonder, Robbie by name, with his poop hoover, makes Bob’s job considerably easier and on this particular night as he and the animals bed down for the night, all is well at McGrew’s Zoo.
The next morning however, everything changes. There’s poo absolutely everywhere and Robbie has disappeared. Disaster!
Then suddenly a tweed-clad woman riding a ‘pooper scooter’ zooms up announcing she’s ‘here to save the day!” Her name is Arabella Slater and she claims to be the number one poo investigator when it comes to dealing with number twos.
Immediately she leaps into action locating all manner of poo piles and then she notices some stray bits of wire. The hunt is on as all the zoo residents follow a trail
that leads them through the woods and into a glade where they come upon …
Bob then realises what has happened. But is it all over for Robbie or can Arabella live up to her claim and “save the day”?
Steve’s funny rhyming text bounces whiffily along as he regales this dung-filled drama, which Ada Grey hilariously illustrates with zany scenes of the poo-filled zoo and its environs.
Share this with a group of early years listeners or just one, and I’m pretty sure the immediate response will be “read it again!”.