Out and About at the Zoo is a rhyming picture book Written and illustrated by Jo Linsdell. The fun rhyming text and colourful pictures accompany the tale of a boy and his mom having a fun day out discovering different animals at the zoo.
Jo Linsdell is a freelance writer, author and illustrator. She writes about Italy, pregnancy and parenting, marketing (She loves social media) and the writing industry. Linsdell enjoyed writing since she could hold a pen in her hand but officially started her writing career in 2006. Since then, Linsdell has worked for numerous clients around the world and won a few awards along the way too. She has also published several books including the popular 'Italian for Tourists' phrasebook.
Originally from the UK, she now lives in Rome, Italy, with her husband and their two young sons.
Linsdell always loves to try new experiences and that's reflected both in her work experience and writing. “I've done a bit of everything from credit controller to receptionist to shop assistant to tour guide. My work experience is as varied as the genres I write,” shared Linsdell. “One of the first jobs I had when I moved to Rome was for a company that produced publications for the dental industry. Later on I had a job writing research articles for the Neurology department and there I picked up knowledge about researching, submitting queries and the submission process in general.”
It was after working as a writer researching articles for the dental industry Linsdell started taking her personal writing seriously and had her first freelance article published. Soon after she published her first book, Italian for Tourists, an English-Italian phrasebook covering only the words and phrases tourists actually need during their visit to Italy. Her second book soon published, A Guide to Weddings in Italy, which she wrote following her own wedding Italy in 2006. Linsdell also published several e-books; including a collection of poetry before the release of Out and About at the Zoo, the first book in the Out and About picture book series.