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Abi Elphinstone at Edinburgh Zoo

Join award-winning author Abi Elphinstone as she shows you how to invent amazing magical beasts and creatures inspired by the wild animals at Edinburgh Zoo.

Video Watch now: Abi Elphinstone At Edinburgh Zoo

Watch Abi show you how real animals can help inspire the creation of magnificent magical beasts!

Extra resources

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Scottish Friendly Assurance

Scottish Friendly Assurance has been sponsoring the tour for over 20 years(this will open in a new window). Through its support, The Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour reaches an average of 6,000 children every year in a vast range of communities, from rural schools with as few as 8 pupils to 2,000 seat theatres.

Scottish Friendly Assurance is a progressive and modern financial services group, which has been around for over 150 years. It provides investors and families with a wide range of financial products.

You can find out more about Scottish Friendly on their website(this will open in a new window).