Dear Zoo by Rod CampbellDear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Dear Zoo

byRod CampbellIllustratorRod Campbell

Paperback | October 1, 1986

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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...
Title:Dear ZooFormat: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


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Rod Campbell This story is a fun introduction to animals and their characteristics. It is written in the first person, with repetitive sentences. The nature of repetitiveness enables young readers to predict and engage with the story. This book is a brilliant read for beginners as it consists of basic words which beginners are familiar with, and the use ‘lift the flap’ encourages the children to guess what is beneath the flap.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! This book is perfect for the little readers in your life! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My daughter loves this book My 10 month old absolutely loves this board book! Within a couple reads, she figured out how to lift each of the tabs and squeals with excitement to find the animals underneath. Great buy!
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute Cute, interactive, lift the flap book. Great because there are predictable parts and it allows the kids to chime in and 'read' along.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fun Interesting way to get your child to guess animals. Interactive play and story time
Date published: 2016-12-03
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.