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I wrote to the zoo... (repeat x 100)

Advantages: Simple story, lovely illustrations, fun for toddlers
Disadvantages: Slightly repetitive when reading multiple times

Dear Zoo has been a favourite in this house for a few years now. My son had the classic hardback version of the book, with its simple story and flaps to lift which we always enjoyed reading together. My daughter was given the Dear Zoo Noisy Book last year ...

Brownie_Queen 28.01.2013 · Read full review
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So Lions Do Have Big Cat Flaps

Advantages: Pretty much anything my children say.
Disadvantages: Pretty much anything I say!

Conor and Kieran are bigger now, and we don't read picture books so much any more. Sigh. Cue nostalgia. I love picture books, I think I'll have to find someone with a toddler that I can steal for an hour or two every once in a while so I've an excuse ...

jillmurphy 19.06.2002 · Read full review
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A story for all ages - Not just Mummy

Advantages: Short, simple story.
Disadvantages: a bit too short and children wish it to be read over and over.

...across as a Nursery Nurse was Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell. All the rooms in the nursery used to fight over the book as the children loved it to be read at story time. The book is about someone looking for a pet, and starts off ...

Groovee 02.04.2004 · Read full review
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When will my perfect pet arrive?

Advantages: short, encourages language development, fun
Disadvantages: hmm....

Given that much of my working life is spent with the under 5's I have read this book more times than most people have had hot dinners, so you may be surprised to hear that I never get tired of it- yep, I'm a 31 year old woman and I am not ashamed to say t ...

Popalee 18.06.2007 · Read full review
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I might have to practice my letter writing!

Advantages: Repetitive, large text, cartoon pictures, easy to lift sturdy flaps
Disadvantages: bad monkey graphic in anniversary copy so avoid if you can

...it is nearly christmas I am spending time looking round the house for things to get rid of before the event and create space for the new stuff. One thing the boys won't part with is Dear Zoo. We have owned the book for a while having got a co ...

cha97michelle 07.12.2011 · Read full review
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