Dear Zoo

Paperback | October 1, 1986

byRod CampbellIllustratorRod Campbell

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A youngster keeps sending back the pets requested from a zoo until a puppy arrives.

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Each animal arriving from the zoo as a possible pet fails to suit its prospective owner, until just the right one is found. Movable flaps reveal the contents of each package.

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A youngster keeps sending back the pets requested from a zoo until a puppy arrives.

Rod Campbell was born on May 4, 1945 in Scotland. He was brought up in Zimbabwe and returned to Britain where he completed a doctorate in organic chemistry. In 1980 he became involved in children's publishing where he began designing innovative books with interactive elements and repetitive phrases.In 1987 he founded Campbell Blackie B...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 8 × 8 × 0.4 inPublished:October 1, 1986Publisher:Little Simon

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0027164403

ISBN - 13:9780027164404

Appropriate for ages: 1

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dear Zoo Dear Zoo is a children's story that uses familiar animals and peek a boo flaps to tell this fun story about trying to find a pet. Throughout the story, the animals are hidden behind their cage, this enables the reader to encourage the children to guess the animal by a few clues, example, size or colour. Upon guessing the animal, the book states why this would not be a good pet. Each page repeats the sentance, "So I sent it back." Upon reading this story to a toddler class, they added their own additions to this story, and especially to this line. Each time the teacher reads the line, the children all respond with "Go back! Go back!" and uses hand gestures to imply this. My toddler room has enjoyed and learned so much from this story; animal names, appearances, sounds animals make, and exploring their imagination, that I have decided to buy each of my 5 toddlers their own copy of this book to enjoy at school, as well as at home.
Date published: 2000-07-05

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Each animal arriving from the zoo as a possible pet fails to suit its prospective owner, until just the right one is found. Movable flaps reveal the contents of each package.