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Fiction - Children's - ISBN: 0230015255 - ISBN13: 9780230015258

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Pretty much anything my children say.

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 to keep reading them. Anyway, actually we did...

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Excellent

Simple story, lovely illustrations, fun for toddle...

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 and this is now a firm favourite for...

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Excellent

Short, simple story.

a bit too short and children wish it to be read ov...

One of the books I came 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 with "I wrote to the Zoo to send me a pet." Then...

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Excellent

short, encourages language development, fun

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 that this simple book has a firm spot in my...

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Excellent

Repetitive, large text, cartoon pictures, easy to ...

bad monkey graphic in anniversary copy so avoid if...

Seems though 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 copy through the health visitor and...

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Excellent

This is fast becoming a children's classic

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DEAR ZOO ROD CAMPBELL I have been sorting out my spare bedroom ready for my grandkid’s October visit. Hence my latest dabble into reviewing children’s books. I have a shelf of books in there that I use to read to and with my grandchildren and which the older ones read themselves. An old favourite...

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Excellent

“A Zooful of ideas”

published 19/06/2002

Simple, beautifully illustrated and fun

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This is a charming little book by Rod Campbell. The author has written a number of books mainly for pre-school children, all with flaps or noises or touchy feely pages. His book Dear Zoo is on the National Curriculum reading list and was first published in 1982. It must have been quite an...

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Excellent

Read it for hours

Read it for hours

Send me a pet! Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell... Was Given to me by my sister in Law,It was about 3rd hand then! Her children had grown out of it and told me that my then 18 month old would love it. And she was right A Medium sized (just the right size for little hands) plain looking book with the...

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Excellent

“Dear Zoo - Rod Campbell”

published 10/03/2006

Fun and exciting book for young children - fab.

Watch out for those flaps - easy to tear!!!!

A charming and fun book - make the noises of the animals and entertain your children. Thorougly enjoyable a real must for any book collection of young children. LIft the flaps and see what the zoo has sent - the perfect pet - in the end!!!!!! Just watch out for those flaps - ours are sellotaped...

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Excellent

“A fab book”

published 06/03/2006

Good interaction with your child

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I first bought Dear Zoo for my son when he was 1 year old. He is now 3 and this book is still one of his favourites. My 6 month old daughter is now starting to show a bit of an interest when we are reading it. In the beginning my son would just lift the flaps and I would tell the story, but now...

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Excellent

Great for toddlers: bright, colorful pictures, int...

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"Dear Zoo" is a lovely picture book. I used to love it when I was a toddler and my three younger siblings each loved in when it was passed on to them. It's a very simple interactive book aimed at very young children. At the beginning of the book a child writes to the zoo and asks them to send...

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