Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
  

Dear Zoo

Written by Rod Campbell
Illustrated by Rod Campbell

Baby and Toddler   
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What is the perfect pet? The zoo keeps sending all kinds of animals but, lift the flap and readers will see they are too big, too tall, too jumpy, too grumpy or too scary. Sadly, each of them is returned. Finally, the zoo sends the perfect pet and everyone is happy! With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain and a whole host of favourite animals, Dear Zoo is a must for every child's bookshelf. This special 35th anniversary edition is beautifully presented with extra-thick paper, shiny foiled jacket and a beautifully designed slipcase and would make a wonderful gift addition to any book collection. ~ Julia Eccleshare

** Dear Zoo at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos.
Experience your favourite children’s book come to life at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos! Celebrating 35 years since the publication of Rod Campbell’s classic storybook, ZSL is hosting an exclusive Dear Zoo experience at both its Zoos.

Arriving at London for the Easter holidays and Whipsnade for May half term, ZSL has partnered with Macmillan Children’s Books to launch the Dear Zoo experience. Inviting families on a fantastically fun day out, ZSL invites you be a part of everyone’s favourite children’s story. Get ready to embark on an interactive activity trail, enjoy lively book readings and of course learn all about our amazing animals while seeing them up close.

For more information visit zsl.org/dearzoo

And there are some special Dear Zoo 35 year Birthday Activity Sheets to download here.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. 'I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet. so they sent me a . . .' Lift the flap to discover the big elephant, the fierce lion, the grumpy camel (all returned) - and finally a puppy.
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Synopsis

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

'I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet...' Rod Campbell's lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. This hardback edition of the much-loved preschool classic has a jacket with shiny gold foil and slots neatly into a specially designed gift slipcase.

You might also like the Dear Zoo Drawing and Colouring Book!

For more activities, downloads and Dear Zoo merchandise visit www.dearzooandfriends.com

Reviews

A classic for the under fives. Daily Telegraph

Rare is the household where this book doesn't become an instant hit and long-time favourite. Independent

About the Author

Rod Campbell

Rod Campbell has been creating innovative books for the under-fives for over thirty years.

Best known for his classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo, he is also the creator of the much-loved preschool character Buster.

Ingeniously simple with touches of gentle humour, Rod's books have withstood the test of time and are enjoyed by children, parents and teachers around the world.

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Rod Campbell is the masterly creator of interactive books including classic tab and flap books such Dear Zoo, the story of choosing exactly the right pet. Simplicity itself in terms of design and always full of delightful surprises, Rod Campbell’s books are perfect as first introductions to concepts, numbers in Farm 123 and letters in ABC Zoo. Campbell’s Touch and Feel books such as Buster’s Farm include wonderfully tactile experiences for little fingers.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
Interest Age: From 1

Author

Rod Campbell
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Author's Website

www.rodcampbell.co.uk/

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

23rd February 2017

ISBN

9781509820351

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