Mira Lobe

The Animals Escape from the Zoo 
Der Tiergarten reißt aus

ISBN: 978-3-7026-5673-7
128 pages
EUR (AT) 14.00 / EUR (DE) 14.00 / CHF (CH) 19.90
21.30 x 14.30cm
Cover: Hardcover
First published in 2013

World ex. China

In the Zoo not only the bear is loose, all the animals are fed up with being trapped behind bars. They, therefore, decide to escape from the Zoo and march into town. This, naturally, soon leads to chaos. The elefant is blocking the road, directing traffic, the bears go to the deli-store in order to steal some of the good honey, the fox hides under the counter devouring sausages, and the monkeys are playing on the escalator in the department store. There is a lot going on in that small town all of a sudden.
The chief of police wants to get rid of all these troubles by shooting all the animals. Fortunately, Hans and Trude, the children of the animal-keeper, strongly object to his plans. Together with Peter, son of the mayor, they try to think of a solution. They persuade the animals to make themselves useful. Together with the animals they found the "Employment office for unemployed animals". There everyone can hire animal-workers for special jobs: The kangaroo, for instance, carries shopping-bags home, the giraffe helps harvesting crops (apple etc.), the racoon is doing the laundry etc. For a short time everything is fine, but soon new difficulties arise.