What kind of pet would you like from the zoo? An elephant, a lion, a snake - or something a bit smaller, and cuddlier and playful? Lift the flaps and see what has been sent - it's bound to be a surprise! And just when you think they'll NEVER get it right, they send the very best, most perfect pet of all ...A bestselling lift-the-flap book for more than twenty-five years, Dear Zoo is a perennial favourite and is regarded as a classic.
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(238mm x 239mm x 6mm)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Book Review: Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell - Reviewed by rachthevego (16 Jan 2012)
This is the perenial play group favourite. Lift the flap books are always a hit but this one is so well known and well loved by everyone.
Kids have fun guessing the animals by what is showing and you can try and catch them out by pretending it's something else.
In the end, though, the pet the kid ends up with is kind of dull and predictable. I kind of hoped for a twist.....Sadly no - but I guess if the kid reading it was hoping to get an anaconda out of mum or dad it dispels any aspirations!
Book Review: Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell - Reviewed by rachthevego (10 Jun 2011)
This is the perenial favourite at library and playgroup story time. The children love identifying the animals, making their noises and lifting the flaps to see what pet comes next from the zoo.
The simple but colourful and affective illustrations enhance the text. This is a book you will be happy to read to your children over and over and they will no doubt learn to read it to you (and hopefully themselves).
This book is a beautiful starting point also for discussing with your children what pet might (or might not) be appropriate for them, you and your household.
Author Biography - Rod Campbell
Rod Campbell is the creator of many brilliant novelty books for babies and toddlers including ABC Zoo, Farm Babies, Farm Chase, Farm 123 and Noisy Farm as well as Dear Zoo, regarded as a classic.