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WINNER of the

Maude Hart Lovelace Award

Zucchini knows there's more to life than his cage at the zoo...

 

Zucchini feels trapped. With a tip from a fellow rodent, the brave young black-footed ferret escapes from the zoo in a subway and a crosstown bus.

 

But freedom doesn't mean very much without someone to share it with.

 

That's when Zucchini meets Billy, a boy with the kindest eyes Zucchini's ever seen. Billy loves Zucchini too, but he's very shy about saying so. Will Billy's shyness ruin the best friendship either of them has ever had?

WINNER of the

Land of Enchantment

Children’s Book Choice Award

WINNER of the

Washington Irving

Children’s Book Choice Award

“An adventure that makes you happy…touching and irrepressibly funny.”

- Publishers Weekly

 

“Wonderfully funny…A delight; these engaging animals are at least first cousins to the memorable menagerie in Charlotte's Web.” - Booklist