We were delighted to receive our very own copy of this brand new children's story book by Brighton-based illustrator, author and dad Craig Shuttlewood. It's a hilarious journey around the world following the adventures of seven animals who have escaped from the zoo and find themselves in the most unexpected of places. Starting with the penguin who is stuck in a tree - with an owl and a flea (of course) - and travelling through the jungle, up in the air, into the desert, under the sea, to the South Pole and finally around outer space, each page reveals a new environment and a different animal hiding there. Once rescued, the animals tag along with the group and on they journey together to the next page, making hysterical rhyming observations and anecdotes along the way. The story is simply written but incredibly interactive. Each page opens with a question about who might be hiding there, allowing the reader to discover the answers by lifting the flaps: The whole book is brought to life by Craig's fabulous illustrative style and use of bright, vibrant colour throughout. The animals' facial expressions are as amusing as their comments and give them so much character. We're pretty sure that just like us, you'll find yourself perfecting your 'octopus voice' in no time (whether you like it or not). Our view? A highly engaging, amazingly visual, educational read with something for everyone, grown-ups included. Our 3 year old loves the talking animals (and mummy and daddy's animal voices); our 11 month old likes to pull open the flaps and look at the different characters, and as for us - the parents - the whole thing just makes us smile. Which at the end of the day, is just what you need come 7 o'clock.