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An Vrombaut

An Vrombaut is the American English author known for being the creator of 64 Zoo Lane. Her favorite animal is the giraffe during creation. She is born in 1967 in Belgium and also has an interest in the animals and the zoos.

About her

Vrombaut grew up in America with a menagerie of the pets: the rabbits, the dogs, the chickens, the guinea pigs, the tropical fish and even the stick insects. She spent a lot of her time writing stories and drawing pictures of the pets and the other animals like the giraffes whilst wearing stripy jumpers knitted by her favorite half-great-aunt.

When Vrombaut was almost grown up, she decided to make her giraffe drawings move. Vrombaut enrolled on an animation course at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. Later on, she moved to London to make her short film "The Little Wolf" at the Royal College of Art. Vrombaut not only made this film. She is also one of the animators of her second film "When I grow up, I want to be a tiger".

After Vrombaut finished the short film, she adapted the giraffe artwork in the animated series "64 Zoo Lane". The series was broadcast on It's Itsy Bitsy Time and later on Noggin and Universal Kids.

Vrombaut also wrote in books. Some of her books contain giraffes, but all of them. Vrombaut also published a book "Smile, Crocodile, Smile". It features a crocodile named Clarabella, which has so many teeth it takes her all day to brush them. It won the Nottingham Children’s Book Award.

When Vrombaut is not busy drawing, writing or directing films, she likes to spend time on her allotment where she grows oddly-shaped vegetables and happy sunflowers.


Vrombaut has published 10 books in 2000s. Her book series include "64 Zoo Lane", "Dear Dragon", and "Clarabella".


  • Not only Vrombaut is the creator of 64 Zoo Lane. This series has ended when Clockwork Zoo was defunct.
  • The Lion King is one of her favorite films about animals during development. Vrombaut is also a fan of "The Jungle Book" by Walt Disney. Her favorite part is where Kaa is trying to hypnotize Mowgli.
  • She also has a few favorite animals besides the giraffe. She has 3 favorite animals during her visit to Beale Park. This is the case where 6 of the original books were reissued in this location. These 3 include: the meerkat, the owl and the capybara. She also likes the sculpture of an African buffalo. She also likes the peacocks and the alpacas.

External Links

Author's official website.

64 Zoo Lane at Vrombaut's website.