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Illustrated by Bethany Cynthia Knowles-Thompson.


Quentin Blake, author
Mike Kenny, playwright


22 pgs. 1 female, 2 male
Originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse, UK, in 2003
Run Time: 60 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages


One day a package arrives for George and Bella. Opening it, the seemingly clueless duo discovers a little pink creature named Zagazoo. The couple is thrilled and spends happy days throwing Zagazoo from one to the other. Then one day the parents awaken to find that Zagazoo has morphed into a screeching baby vulture. Each day Zagazoo continues to change into a new creature, including a mud-tracking warthog, a fire-breathing dragon and a wailing bat. Zagazoo then turns into a hairy creature that gets bigger and hairier and stranger each day. He finally turns into young man with perfect manners who falls in love with a young woman. When Zagazoo and his beloved go to tell his parents that they wish to marry, they find that George and Bella have changed into a pair of pelicans. Isn’t life amazing!

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Photos from Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre 2013 production of Zagazoo, featuring Zach Schwartz, Doug Oliphant, Jennice Butler, and Whitney Rodriguez. Directed and Puppets by Park Cofield. Photos by Bluebird Imaging.

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