Friday 30 November 2012

The Dear Zoo Book Review

As a child I have fond memories of having bedtime stories read to me as I was being tucked up into bed, one of the books that really stands out from them all is ‘Dear Zoo’.

Dear Zoo is a classic children’s book in it’s own right, offering a simple repetitive story line for those little ears to follow and enjoy. The very first page captures a child sending a letter to the zoo… ‘I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet’ and with each page you turn, a new zoo animal is introduced to the mission of a small child trying to find the perfect pet.

The zoo kindly send the young child pet after pet in the quest to find one that is the right size, temperament and of course…One that won’t try to eat you! So with every pet the zoo sends that is far from ideal, it get’s sent back to them. Eventually though the zoo send the child an ideal pet, a perfect pet that they keep as their own.

Leo has been sent the Dear Zoo Touch and Feel Book by Rod Campbell for his very own bedtime story. When this book arrived I instantly snuggled up with Leo on the sofa and we sat together and read the story together, while taking in all of the textures. Leo’s favourite is the long hair on the Giraffes neck.
The touch and feel aspect to this book is fantastic and brings a whole new dimension to an already brilliant children’s book. There is a different texture to each animal and brand new art work throughout the book. The book has lovely thick board pages so there is no risk of Leo’s clumsy hands tearing it, and it is a book that he really loves to flick through on his own, as well as having it read to him.

‘Dear Zoo’ really is a timeless story that is being enjoyed by generation after generation, and I am so glad that I get to read this story from my childhood to my own little boy.

The Dear Zoo Touch and Feel Book retails at £7.99.

Disclaimer: I was sent the Dear Zoo Touch and Feel book for the purpose of this review, however all views and opinions expressed are completely honest and my own.

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