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As far as Albie’s concerned, going shopping with Mum is the most boring thing in the world. But this particular trip to the supermarket opens up a whole new world of fun! It’s not just any old shopping trip. They’re browsing the aisles of the supermarket zoo, where the shelves are stacked with creatures of every description! With a whole trolley-full of animals on his list, Albie will never find shopping dull again… Full of humour and invention, this story will thrill children who love shopping, while winning over those who aren’t quite so keen! Go wild at the supermarket zoo – and decide which animal you most want to buy!

Product Details






Simon & Schuster Childrens Books

Date published

July 8th, 2010

Other details
  • 32 pages



Caryl Hart

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  1. Kelly Haddock
    on 20 February 2012

    Lots of fun

    A fun story to share with your child. Ideal for pre-schoolers to encourage a love of books and reading.

    5out of 5
  2. Yvonne, Scholastic Staff
    on 7 March 2011

    Vibrant, funny story

    Everyone knows that supermarket shopping with Mum is boring… But not when you’re off to the supermarket zoo! Albie has the time of his life with Mum as they choose polar bears and penguins, lions and monkeys (‘have you ever tried getting six of them to sit in a trolley full of pecking parrots?’) and a trolley-load more exciting animals in this vibrant, funny story. Caryl Hart’s insightful text will resonate with any young child and, indeed, parent and the illustrations by Ed Eaves will delight youngsters.

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What kids think

  1. lmdrld
    on 5 March 2013

    an imagenitive book about a supermarket with zoo animals in.

  2. Book-Club-Review-Team
    on 9 January 2012

    My favourite animal was the dinosaur at the end because it was on a spiked lead like a dog and was being walked just like a dog by Mum.

    My favourite picture in the book was when Albie was in the car waiting anxiously to go to the supermarket. This scene had lots of detail in it.

    I rate this book 9/10, I would like to read more picture books by Caryl and Ed.

    Charlie, age 6

    5out of 5
  3. crazygirl99
    on 21 March 2011

    I cant wait to read this book it looks really interesting