What's it all about?

"It’s raining in the zoo and all is not what it seems in the flamingo pool. Meet Frankie the flamingo and her assorted sidekicks as they unravel the mystery of the sinking flamingo. This picture book for 5-8 year olds explains in a fun and informative way what happens to rainwater and wastewater once it enters the sewers and how water is supplied to buildings."

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Frankie the flamingo

Frankie the flamingo

I could tell you many things about Frankie but the most important thing to know is that she is always asking questions. Usually that bothers the other flamingos but this time they have reason to be thankful for her inquisitive nature, especially as she stops just asking questions and sets out on an adventure to find the answers herself…
Rhodri the rat

Rhodri the rat

A good friend of Frankie who knows everything you need to about drains and sewers and is quite happy to chat about them all day long…
Clarence the crab

Clarence the crab

Clarence lives in the sea with his friends and relations. Normally he has a great time but there is one thing that Clarence really, really hates and that is poo on his head…
Sameera the stickleback

Sameera the stickleback

Lives in the river near to the zoo. Sameera is very brainy. You need plenty of oxygen in the water to be a brainy fish and lots of space to exercise in. Sameera wants to keep her river that way…
Denzil the dragonfly

Denzil the dragonfly

Isn’t an official member of the F.I.D. yet. Has popped up in the photo to show off a few of his flying skills in the hope that Frankie will realise how useful he could be in solving the mystery.

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