Zippy’s Special Gift

Zippy’s Special Gift

By Therese Van Ryne

Illustrated by Walter Policelli

Picture Book

38 Pages

Ages 0-10

Mascot Books

Zippy the Zebra doesn’t like her stripes. She doesn’t want to stand out! Follow Zippy as she embarks upon a thrilling adventure with her animal friends that helps her realize everyone is perfect just the way they are.

Profits from the sales of Zippy’s Special Gift will be donated to one of Zebra Technologies strategic charitable partners, Bernies Book Bank, a non-profit organization thatchanges the story for under-served children and helps them read their way to a better life! Learn more at

Our Thoughts

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A wonderful book about self acceptance and love. We are all different in our own ways and that’s what makes us special and sets us apart from the crowd. It’s so important that our children know this so that they can learn to accept their differences and grow to love them – as well as being accepting off other people’s differences. A very well written rhyming book with the most adorable illustrations of Zippy and his friends.

About The Author

Zippy’s Special Gift is Van Ryne’s debut children’s book. She currently serves as the Global Director of PR, Thought Leadership and Advocacy for Zebra Technologies. One of PR News’ 2019 Top Women in PR, Van Ryne also has experience as a journalist, editor and producer, reporting nightly from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

A huge thank you to the wonderful people at Foreword Publicity & Therese for gifting my family a copy of Zippy’s Special Gift in exchange for our honest review. To get yourself a copy of this wonderful book click on the image below!

To all my readers – you guys are amazing! Your continued support means the world to me. I hope you all have a wonderful day!


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