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by Tish Cohen

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  • ISBN 0525478108
  • ISBN13 978-0525478102
  • Language English
  • Author Tish Cohen
  • Publisher Dutton Juvenile (July 19, 2007)
  • Pages 208
  • Formats doc mobi azw lit
  • Category Teenagers
  • Subcategory Literature and Fiction
  • Size ePub 1696 kb
  • Size Fb2 1424 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 998

As the guru of the school with the best advice, Zoë prides herself on being a resolution hub for an array of issues and dilemmas, but when a new girl arrives on the scene and her coaching skills backfire, Zoë must find a way to regain her standing in the school's social circles.

The One and Only Zoë Lama, Tish Cohen’s second book for children, is a funny and charming .

The One and Only Zoë Lama, Tish Cohen’s second book for children, is a funny and charming story of confidence, over-confidence and seeing things for what they really are. Zoë’s comic misadventures and realistic fears will touch the hearts of kids and parents alike, leaving them laughing, cheering and begging for the next Zoë Lama tale. Returning to class after a case of the chicken pox, Zoë Costello-known to her many clients as the Zoë Lama-is certain the halls of Allencroft Middle School will be a disaster zone after a week without her confident advice. To her shock, everything is running smoothly.

Tish Cohen has a great, zany style that will uplift you and release your creativity - adults and children alike . The girl who knows the unwritten rules of the universe? Zoe has everything we look for in a character: quirkiness, humor, charm, intelligence, and problems.

Tish Cohen has a great, zany style that will uplift you and release your creativity - adults and children alike are reading Zoe Lama - I read this first and then Tish told me, as well! A hearty and enthusiastic TWO THUMBS UP! Excerpt . Heaps of problems that keep growing and keep readers wondering what Zoe will get herself into next. The best part of this charmer of a book is definitely the funny factor. How can readers not love a book with a chapter titled, "Sometimes Death by Puckered Parrot is Worth the Risk"?

Tish Cohen has a great, zany style that will uplift you and release your creativity - adults and children alike . How can readers not love a book with a chapter titled, "Sometimes Death by Puckered Parrot is Worth the Risk"?

Tish Cohen is the author of TOWN HOUSE, a 2008 finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize – Best First Book . Cohen has also written the middle-grade novels THE INVISIBLE RULES OF ZOE LAMA, and its sequel THE ONE AND ONLY ZOE LAMA.

Tish Cohen is the author of TOWN HOUSE, a 2008 finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize – Best First Book Award (Canada and Caribbean region), and in development as a feature film with Fox 2000. Ridley "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Cohen has contributed articles to some of Canada’s largest newspapers, including The Globe and Mail and The National Post.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad . Zoë Costello knows rules. And, of course, one of the most important unwritten rules: Never Question Zoë’s Advice

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Like every other seventh grader, she knows not to run in the halls or whisper during class. But more importantly, Zoë knows her rules, or as she prefers to call them, her unwritten rules, all of which she generously dispenses to her grade 7 clients, . And, of course, one of the most important unwritten rules: Never Question Zoë’s Advice. Ever since the day in kindergarten when Zoë neutralized the jungle-gym bully, she’s been the go-to girl for classmates, teachers and even her mom and beloved grandma.

As the guru of the school with the best advice, Zoë prides herself on being a resolution hub for an array of issues and dilemmas, but when a new girl arrives on the scene and her coaching skills backfire, Zoë must find a way to regain her standing in the school's social circles. About the Author: Tish Cohen is the author of the adult novel Town House. She lives in Ontario, Canada.

The Invisible Rules of Zoe Lama. Motherless would-be art student Lila Mack is the mixed-up heroine of the sluggish and predictable latest from Cohen (Town House). But more importantly, Zoë knows her rules, or as she prefers to call them, her unwritten rules, all of which she generously dispenses to her grade 7 " clients," . Lila lives with her father in Los Angeles, secretly working as a nude model at the local art school and deeply insecure about the fact that her artist mother abandoned her when she was eight.

Tish Cohen, Ted Rogers School of Business Management '88 Tish Cohen achieved a feat few writers can boast about .

Tish Cohen, Ted Rogers School of Business Management '88 Tish Cohen achieved a feat few writers can boast about - selling to Hollywood the rights to a book she hadn't published yet. In September 2005, she sold her first novel, Town House, to Fox 2000, before even securing a publisher for her manuscript. A frequent contributor to the Globe and Mail and the National Post, Ms. Cohen is also the author of two novels for the middle-grade set, The Invisible Rules of Zoe Lama, a Canadian bestseller, and its sequel, The One and Only Zoe Lama. She most recently released her second novel for adults, Inside Out Girl.

Zoe Lama Series Tish Cohen. Canadian author Tish Cohen and author of debut novel, Town House (soon to be a movie, filmed in Boston), has published her first young adult (children's) book, The Invisible Rules of the Zoe Lama

Zoe Lama Series Tish Cohen. The One and Only Zoe Lama. Canadian author Tish Cohen and author of debut novel, Town House (soon to be a movie, filmed in Boston), has published her first young adult (children's) book, The Invisible Rules of the Zoe Lama. But WHO is the Zoe Lama? So here's the scoop: the Zoe Lama has these 'invisible rules' you see, and you need to know them for school survival.

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Vathennece
Cohen's use of the first person here makes Zoe really come alive, and the character is very entertaining to follow, especially with her wry humor. Very nicely done, an engaging story.
Mavegelv
I think this is a very good book for a 3rd to 5th grade level reader. It's told in hilarious first person by Zoë, and the writing is such that it really made me want to keep reading once I read the first chapter. I recommend it!
Fek
Things are getting tough for Zoe Monday Costello. She already hates Mondays (for obvious reasons), and now that her grandma is completely losing her marbles, it seems like Mondays aren't the only days that make Zoe want to stay in bed with the covers over her head.

But, she has an obligation to show up at school every week day, ready to dispense advice upon request from her clients, everyone from her numbers one and two best friends in school (BFIS) to kids at the water fountain. Even their teacher sometimes needs a little reassurance that she's wearing the right outfit. Where would they all be without the wisdom of the Zoe Lama?

Who can resist the one girl who has all the answers and shares them freely? The girl who knows the unwritten rules of the universe? Zoe has everything we look for in a character: quirkiness, humor, charm, intelligence, and problems. Heaps of problems that keep growing and keep readers wondering what Zoe will get herself into next.

The best part of this charmer of a book is definitely the funny factor. How can readers not love a book with a chapter titled, "Sometimes Death by Puckered Parrot is Worth the Risk"?

Delve in with confidence. It'll be worth the read, guaranteed!

Reviewed by: Julie M. Prince
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Canadian author Tish Cohen and author of debut novel, Town House (soon to be a movie, filmed in Boston), has published her first young adult (children's) book, The Invisible Rules of the Zoe Lama.

But WHO is the Zoe Lama?

So here's the scoop: the Zoe Lama has these 'invisible rules' you see, and you need to know them for school survival.

Zoe is a heroine and has been ever since she was yay high - or smaller, when she took away the powers of the school bully. That brought everyone, and I mean, everyone, teachers and kids alike, to Zoe's doorstep, looking for advice.

Want to know what to wear? Want to know who is vile and most vile? Want to fit in?

Zoe will help each and every one of you. Zoe is the kid we all dream we knew in school.

Zoe lives!

But, if Zoe loses her powers or trouble comes her way - will people help Zoe?

Ah, but you have to read it to find out.

Tish Cohen has a great, zany style that will uplift you and release your creativity - adults and children alike are reading Zoe Lama - I read this first and then Tish told me, as well!

A hearty and enthusiastic TWO THUMBS UP!

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Excerpt:

"I actually don't hate the Zoë Lama part as much as I pretend to hate it, even though I didn't exactly sign up to be the ruler of nearly everyone around me.

"It started when I was just a kid. At home, it might have had something to do with not having a father around to do helpful fatherish things, like knowing when to up the bran in Grandma's cereal or how to use clear nail polish to stop a run in Mom's stockings. With teachers, it just sort of happened. Wa-ay back in kindergarten.

"Kindergartners, as everyone knows, are a mess. They've got runny noses, missing teeth, shoes on the wrong feet and stubby bangs they've sawed off with safety scissors--just to see if it would work. Every time they pull off a boot they lose a sock, and if anyone, anywhere is going to lick an icy handrail, you can bet your favorite underwear it'll be a kindergartner. Not only that, but they talk with a lisp and fall in love with their teacher.

"Well...some do.

"It's not that I thought Mr. Silverberg was going to leave his wife to marry me. I wasn't stupid. Besides, I barely came up to his knees. I just liked being around him and invented all sorts of reasons to help him. I organized the washable marker bins, shined-up the building blocks and sorted my classmates' boots from biggest to smallest to teacher's.

"After a while, he started to count on me to help and asked me to pass out papers, help on field trips and, most importantly, watch the class while he popped out for a smoke--his one and only putrid habit. And when Ms. Narck, the elementary school principal, dropped by, I always had the perfect cover for him--he ran out of burnt sienna crayons, he accidentally stapled his tie to his thumb, his wife drove her car into a pond.

"A six-year old can dream, can't she?

"I learned two things that year. First, even if your teacher's wife's Volvo lands in a pond, eventually she'll probably dry off and go home. Second, if you know your way around a teacher's ego, this whole school thing becomes a breeze.

"How I became Zoë Lama to the students is still something of a legend. It all started at the top of the jungle gym when I was still about the size of Thumbelina, when I defused Patrick "The Raptor" Hammens. Meanest kid in the school and, to me, about the size of a giant.

"From that day on, requests came in almost daily for advice ranging from how to break in a new pair of flip flops with minimal bleeding, to how to crush on a boy in a younger grade without destroying your reputation.

"I soon discovered an added bonus. Being the knower-of-all-unwritten rules automatically provides me with an untouchable reputation--a happy side effect I'm thankful for every single day. As long as The Zoë Lama reigns, my status is safe. The day my reign ends is the day my peoples will drop the peace and harmony crap and eat me alive."

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And what are Zoe's invisible rules? To get you started, here are 5 of them. But to know the rest - you've just got to read the book.

Zoe's invisible rules (excerpted from the book)

" 1. The possibilities for disaster are endless with balloons
2. No one has ever questioned my advice before
3. Smartin Granitstein is vile
4. I'll tell you when I'm good and ready
5. Never lift for yourself what a fifth grader is willing to lift for you"

I so thoroughly enjoyed this book slated as an ideal book for the age 9 - 12 crowd. It makes an excellent gift for any girl of that age.

It may come as no surprise to you, too - that many adults are reading Zoe Lama, too!