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Z z e b b r a a a d v e n t u r e s f o r c u r i o u s c r e a t u r e s - b y H a n n a h To f t s

Zzebbraa goes

Splash!


For the girls... Sacha, Michiko en Poppy

Written and Illustrated by Hannah Tofts

Edited by Sally Ratcliffe

Translated by Ana Bishop

Designed by Jan Battem

Printed by Proost NV Prepress by Litho Partners BV

Published by Roland Pelle & Henriëtte van der Mark

First published in The Netherlands, 2002 All rights reserved

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Copyright © 2002, Heliris Publishing BV

Illustrations copyright © 2002 Hannah Tofts

Zzebbraa ® is a registered trademark (drawn, painted and collaged by hand)

of Hannah Tofts

ISBN: Sally

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understanding,

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Ana

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courage

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the

process,

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mum

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hugging

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stripes,

t o E w a n a n d N i c o l e f o r u n r a v e l l i n g a t t h e b e g i n n i n g . . . a n d t o a l l t h o s e d e a r f r i e n d s w h o l i s t e n e d p a t i e n t l y. . . I a m a l u c k y c r e a t u r e .

s o u p , t o M i c h a e l a f o r h e r l o y a l t y, t o S t e p h e n f o r a n a n i m a t e d c h a n c e , t o P a u l f o r h i s o r i g i n a l d r o p s , t o t h e h e r r i n g m a n f o r h i s t w i n k l y b l u e e y e s ,

to Inge for all her fleece and belief, to Paul for his cyber co-ordination, to Chris for laughing and untangling my knots, to Koos for his kindness and

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Hannah and Zzebbraa have been loyally supported by very many friends. Hannah simply couldn’t have done it without your encouragement and

Zzebbraa goes Splash!


Zzebbraa goes

Splash! ...a story about water b y H a n n a h To f t s

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Zzebbraa for curious creatures

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Zzebbraa was curious... the clouds were playing hide and seek with the sun.


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His nose went cold and his tail shivered. Zzebbraa looked up. A very big cloud hovered above.


? Splash! A drop of water splashed onto Zzebbraa’s nose.


Suddenly the big cloud emptied over Zzebbraa. He was wet from nose to tail.


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Zzebbraa looked down. He saw sparkling puddles all around him, ready for jumping into...


r e a d y. . .

s t e a d y. . .

...


Splash! Zzebbraa jumped into the biggest puddle of them all.


The splashes landed everywhere and sprinkled over flowers.


? Zzebbraa watched the splashes trickle into streams...


...the splash-filled streams flowed into rivers...


!~!~!~

...and the rivers poured into the sea. Zzebbraa jumped onto the biggest wave!


After a while, the wave tipped Zzebbraa o n t o a s a n d y b e a c h f a r a w a y.


The sun was shining brightly and there were n o c l o u d s i n t h e s k y. I t w a s l o v e l y a n d h o t . . .


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...maybe a bit too hot.


Zzebbraa couldn’t see the sea anymore... no rivers, no streams, no puddles, no splashes at all.


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Just then Zzebbraa’s nose felt cold and his tail shivered. Zzebbraa looked up. A little cloud had found him.


Suddenly the little cloud showered cooling rain all over Zzebbraa.

The water sparkled...


Splash!

Splash! Splash!

Z z e b b r a a w a s h a p p y. . . h e ’ d f o u n d p u d d l e s a g a i n , ready to splash into!


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ready... steady... go!

It’s a go od idea t o wear w ellies wh en you g o splash ing

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For ages 3,4,5 to one hundred... a story about water

Zzebbraa for curious creatures... Are you a curious creature too? Follow Zzebbraa on his water adventure and discover clouds, seas, rivers and lots of puddles to splash! into.

Further adventures with Zzebbraa: Zzebbraa looks at

Zzebbraa in the

stars

woods

Zzebbraa looks at stars

Zzebbraa in the woods

Zzebbraa in the

Zzebbraa follows

spring the sun

Zzebbraa in the spring

Zzebbraa follows the sun

L o o k a t w w w. z z e b b r a a . c o m f o r m o r e Z z e b b r a a f u n !

Z z e b b r a a速


Zzebbraa goes Splash!