Its large format (29cmx 24cm), wonderful drawings and humorous rhyming story will mesmerise children (and many adults!) as they follow Maisie as she organises a beauty contest for all the animals to stop them getting bored before the zoo opens. Each animal is convinced that they should win and the colourful illustrations by Vicky Fieldhouse are brilliantly crafted portraying each animal's particular claim to fame - be it the giraffe's long neck, the lion's beautiful mane, or even the stink of the skunk - they all have something to show off. Maisie listens to each of their reasons why they should win before drawing her own conclusion.
Paperback, 27 pages