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is a school-style reader appropriate for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. 

Zoe is a pro when it comes to playing hide-and-seek. Since Zebra has never played before, she must teach him the rules of the game with patience and curtesy. As it turns out, Zebra has something to teach Zoe as well.


No Time for Zebras is about the joy of unbound imagination and closeness with a loving parent. Author Joan Schweighardt tells her story of learning to imagine and to communicate in a dialog of rhymes that will spark the delight of children learning to read. Clear illustrations further amplify this text about a cherished toy and the animal it represents.”

—Kathryne J Andrews, PhD, former administrator of the International Ezra Jack Keats Award for Excellence in Children’s Books.


“I love this book about what can happen when you let your imagination run wild. Even though the mother and son in the story have very different agendas, they find a way to meet halfway in their ability to conceptualize. And I love the illustrations, by artist Adryelle Villamizar. They are colorful and enjoyable.”

—Linda DeFruscio, author of the acclaimed children’s book Ginger and Moe and the Incredible Coincidence, as well as two adult non-fiction titles.


“This enchanting book captures the joy and imagination of a young boy who can think of nothing but zebras. I was captivated by both the lyrical writing and the delightful drawings in this debut children's book by a six-time novelist. Brava!”

—Faye Rapoport DesPres, author of the memoir-in-essays Message From a Blue Jay, and the Stray Cat Stories children's books, Little White: The Feral Cat Who Found a Home and the forthcoming Tribbs: The Cat Who Was So Handsome

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