Unlimited [Historical Fiction Book] ↠ Zella, Zack and Zodiac - by Bill Peet ↠

By Bill Peet | Comments: ( 455 ) | Date: ( Oct 24, 2019 )

Zella the zebra helps Zack the ostrich when he is young and helpless When he grows up Zack returns the favor by saving Zella s young offspring from a lion.


  • Title: Zella, Zack and Zodiac
  • Author: Bill Peet
  • ISBN: 9780395522073
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Bill Peet

Bill Peet was an American children s book illustrator and a story writer for Disney Studios He joined Disney in 1937 and worked on The Jungle Book, Song of the South, Cinderella, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, The Sword in the Stone, Goliath II, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, Pinocchio, Fantasia, The Three Caballeros, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and other stories.After successes developing short stories for Disney, Peet had his first book published, Hubert s Hair Raising Adventure.



Comments Zella, Zack and Zodiac

  • Ronyell

    I have read many of Bill Peet’s works in the past, but I had never read a story from Bill Peet that dealt with family issues such as adopting a child and handle the issue with such care. “Zella, Zack and Zodiac” has proven to be one of Bill Peet’s most heartwarming books that I had ever read!The story starts off with a baby ostrich chick named Zack who had just hatched out of his egg and it was then that he discovered that his mother had left him when she heard a lion’s roar in the dis [...]


  • Jo

    I absolutely love and adore the work of Bill Peet. His books are perfect in each and every way and with each book I read, I fall more and more in love with his stories. They're all beautifully illustrated and deliver gentle lessons using animals that are sure to win over even the most reluctant reader. Zella, Zack and Zodiac is definitely a new favourite!Zella the zebra is passing by with her herd when she stumbles upon a lonely and scared baby ostrich who has been abandoned by his mother. She a [...]


  • Lisa Vegan

    This book is yet another winner from Bill Peet.Every time I looked at an animal in the illustrations, I smiled. That’s the effect they had on me.This is a lovely little story about parenthood, caretaking, dependence, independence, growing up, and love.


  • Julia

    Within this crazy world that we live in there is often a lot of misunderstood ideas of mothers, who they are and what part they should play. For those who are actually in the role and normally as a stand-in it can be a bristly situation while one that is full of worries such as whether or not you have raised them right, if they remember you and whether you have touched their lives. And Bill Peet confronts these issues with this particular book. The story is wonderfully done in rhyme and that sho [...]


  • Luann

    How fun to find a Bill Peet I hadn't read yet! This is a story about the love of mother to child and the good that can happen when you do a good turn. Classic Bill Peet with the awesome illustrations to match.


  • Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson

    What a great lesson this teaches! Never forget a debt, and your life will be richly rewarded. By either helping or receiving the help.


  • Simon Jongekryg

    Zack is an ostrich who was born without his mother to take care of him. One day Zella finds Zack and decides that she will raise this ostrich as her own until he grows up and can protect himself from the dangers all around. When Zack grows up he ends up staying with Zella. One day Zella has a baby boy zebra named Zodiac. Now Zodiac is the one that needs to be taken care of. A lion almost captured Zodiac but thanks to Zack he was saved. This book was unique becaue it utilized rhyming throughout t [...]


  • Ashley

    Such a precious story about helping each other.


  • Rachel

    I rather enjoyed this little story from Bill Peet, as did my son, who has become one of my favorite children’s book writers this year. Zella the zebra discovers an abandoned ostrich chick and rescues him by letting him ride on her back. She adopts him and names him Zack. As he gets older and can no longer ride on her back, they become distant. Eventually she has her own child, an awkward colt named Zodiac who is always tripping over his own hooves, a real danger when predators are lurking all [...]


  • Stephanie A.

    I'm usually not as fond of his rhyming books, but I make an exception for this one. The Z-names roll off the tongue, and the fierce loyalty between mother and funny-looking adopted son gets me right in the heart every time. Plus, who can forget Zodiac, the colt with the disproportionately giant hooves?


  • Umfaa

    Bonolo and I discovered this delightful author by browsing the shelves at the library. He recognized the Zebra on the cover and wanted to know what the other words were that started with Z. His Z vocabulary consisted of Zebra and Zoo before this book. It is a fun read. The author has a list of books that all teach lessons.


  • Tina

    Theme: friendship/helping one another/rhymingSummary: A story about a zebra who helps an ostrich when he is young and helpless and when the ostrich gets older he returns the favor by saving the zebra's baby from a lion.


  • Audrey

    Bill Peet - This book is a great book to teach the about the golden rule. Everyone should look out for each other and help each other out.


  • Megan

    A cute, inspiring story of an ostrich and a couple of zebras who became not only friends, but family - very touching.


  • Meadow

    Bill Peet is awesome.


  • Paula

    Zella the zebra helps Zack the ostrich when he is young and helpless and when he grows up Zack returns the favor by saving Zella's young offspring from a lion.


  • Teri

    Good story!


  • Dawn

    Not my most favorite Bill Peet book, but still a keeper.


  • Judy

    This actually deserves 3.5 stars, but I don't like it well enough to keep on my shelves. The art is fun, and I like the message that it's important (and nice) to help each other.


  • Sarah

    Really would be nice to learn what happened to the big-footed colt


  • Tim

    A young ostrich is rescued by a mother zebra, and grows up to return the favor.


  • Robin

    Very enjoyable rhyming story with Bill Peet's great expressive illustrations.


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