Dear Zoo

A Lift-the-flap Book

by Rod Campbell

Dear Zoo

Hardcover, 18 pages, Simon & Schuster Merchandise &, List Price: $6.99 | purchase

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Book Summary

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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My last book is a children's book. Dear Zoo, by Rod Campbell, was published 30 years ago and still has a cult following among the under 5 crowd. The story begins, "I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet, they sent me ... " you pause here for tension and detective work, then the child turns over the flap to reveal an animal. As in their real world, the adults keep getting it wrong but on a grander scale. The zoo sends an elephant followed by a giraffe but finally after much flap-lifting

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